Carlos Moedas, the new science and research commissioner, defended the European Commission president's plan to divert funds from the Horizon 2020 scheme to a new program aimed at boosting the European job market, reports ScienceInsider's Erik Stokstad.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.