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The debate over mitochondrial replacement could inform the looming one regarding genome editing, say Brown University's Eli Adashi and Glenn Cohen from Harvard Law School in a Cell commentary. The two approaches, they note, share similar ethical implications, including the potential to affect the human germline.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.