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In what critics are calling an unethical end-run around safety protocols for human drug trials, an American university and a group of wealthy libertarians teamed up to invest in an offshore trial of an experimental herpes vaccine, reports Kaiser Health News.

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The University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna reflects at Science on the anniversary of the announcement of the birth of twin girls who underwent genome editing.

By studying its enamel proteome, researchers have found the ancient ape Gigantopithecus blacki belongs to a sister clade to that of orangutans.

Bloomberg Businessweek discusses genomics with BGI's Wang Jian.

In Science this week: researchers find transplanting the gut microbiome in mice affects physiology, and more.