Gene editing has been added to a list of threats that could be used as weapons of mass destruction, Technology Review reports.

The list, compiled by US intelligence agencies like the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and others also includes more conventional threats, such as North Korea's possible nuclear weapons, chemical weapons in Syria, and new Russian missiles, Tech Review says.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.