Even though the government shutdown in the US has ended and a second one avoided, the Los Angeles Times reports that scientists are still feeling the effects of the 35-day closure.
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A letter criticizing actions by the US government and research institutions toward Chinese and Chinese-American scientists has garnered more than a hundred signatories.
NPR reports that researchers in New York are investigating whether it is possible to edit the genomes of human sperm.
In an opinion piece at the Nation, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher argues that everyone should be able to access prenatal genetic testing.
In Nature this week: ancient DNA uncovers presence of Mediterranean migrants at a Himalayan lake, and more.