The UK Parliament has voted to allow the so-called 'three-parent embryo' or mitochondrial transfer procedure, the Guardian reports. The House of Commons vote was 382 to 128.

The in vitro technique involves using nuclear DNA from two parents and mitochondrial DNA from a donor to prevent mitochondrial disorders from being passed on to the child.

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ScienceInsider reports that a new security policy at the US Food and Drug Administration may prevent foreign nationals from working there.

WBUR in Boston looks into Orig3n's genetic fitness assessments to find more research is needed. reports that getting a DNA profile removed from a law enforcement database can be tricky.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutations contribute to non-syndromic craniosynostosis, fungal tree of life, and more.