It's Complicated

In a Scientific American Observations column, Pew Research Center Director of Science and Society Research Cary Funk says new data from the American Academies of Arts and Sciences shows that the public's relationship with science is complex and can't be reduced to a single talking point.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.