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With the votes in from the House of Lords, the UK is the first country to allow the creation of human embryos using mitochondrial donation, an approach dubbed "three-person IVF" as nuclear DNA would come from the mother and father while a donor would provide mitochondrial DNA, as the Guardian reports.

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.