The report last year that a research team in China used CRISPR-Cas9 to modify non-viable human zygotes touched off a storm of controversy, but Nature News reports that new gene-editing studies are now going ahead with less fuss.
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A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.
In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.
CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.
Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.