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Though editing human embryos to boost intelligence isn't yet possible, three researchers write in an opinion piece at Stat News that there is already a way to gauge which embryo may be the smartest and a company to help prospective parents do that. But they argue there should be limits to such testing.

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Researchers uncovered the HIV virus within a tissue sample collected in 1966, the Atlantic reports.

Nature News reports there are a handful of clinical trials underway to evaluate vaginal microbiome seeding of newborns born via caesarian section.

The Washington Post writes that humans may have contributed to the extinction of cave bears some 20,000 years ago.

In PLOS this week: gene variant may protect against trypanosomiasis, GLIS3 role in type 2 diabetes, and more.