If you've been searching on Google to find out more about your weird, itchy rash that's been bothering your significant other, you may have noticed something different showing up in your results. 

That's because the tech giant has quietly introduced "high-quality medical data" to its search engine results, The Verge reports. Now, anyone Googling terms such as flu or Ebola will see information along the right side of the results page, including symptoms and treatments. 

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The UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics says genetically modifying human embryos could be morally permissible, according to the Guardian.

A new Nature Biotechnology paper reports that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can lead to large deletions or complex rearrangements that could be pathogenic.

The Wall Street Journal likens a prototype developed by Synthetic Genomics to a "biological fax machine."

In PNAS this week: strategy for reactivating Rett syndrome-linked MECP2, small molecules able to suppress Staphylococcus aureus virulence, and more.