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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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Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.
Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.
In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.