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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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Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.