Eleven European countries have signed on to Plan S, which would require researchers who receive public funds to publish in open-access journals, the Economist reports. Those countries include the UK, France, and the Netherlands, it adds.
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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.
John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.
Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.
In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.