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Researchers in China have coaxed mice to produce offspring from same-sex parents, Scientific American reports. While some pups born to two female parents appear healthy, those with two male parents died shortly after birth, which Scientific American says underscores the challenges the approach faces.

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A letter criticizing actions by the US government and research institutions toward Chinese and Chinese-American scientists has garnered more than a hundred signatories.

NPR reports that researchers in New York are investigating whether it is possible to edit the genomes of human sperm.

In an opinion piece at the Nation, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher argues that everyone should be able to access prenatal genetic testing.

In Nature this week: ancient DNA uncovers presence of Mediterranean migrants at a Himalayan lake, and more.