Stanford University's Karl Deisseroth and Xiaoliang Sunney Xie from Harvard University are to be this year's recipients of the Albany Medical Center Prize in Biomedicine and Biomedical Research, the Associated Press reports.

Businessman Morris Silverman established the $500,000 prize in 2001 to honor researchers whose work has "altered the course of medical research," the AP says.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.