The New York Times editorial board writes that the gene-editing tool CRISPR has the potential to prevent numerous genetic diseases, but that in the wake of He Jiankui's widely condemned announcement that he edited the genomes of two twin girls, the field isn't quite certain how to proceed.
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At the Lancet, more than two dozen public health researchers condemn the conspiracy theories that have emerged surrounding the source of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Washington Post reports that Philip Leder, who helped uncover how DNA codes for proteins and studied the role of genes in cancer, has died.
Researchers from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Pittsburgh look into how often de novo genes arise and how important they may be.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline for genotyping Alu retrotransposon mobile element insertions, previously undocumented non-coding RNAs, and more.