Nobel laureate Craig Mello was told of He Jiankui's efforts to edit human embryos, the Associated Press reports. It says that Mello received an email from He announcing a pregnancy stemming from the gene-editing work the same day He himself learned of it.

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A University of California, Los Angeles-led team has found turning off the CCR5 gene could improve recovery after a stroke, according to Scientific American.

South Dakota lawmakers are to weigh a bill aimed at teaching the strengths and weaknesses of scientific concepts, the Associated Press and KEVN-Black Hills Fox report.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.