Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry test that indicates she has a long-ago Native American ancestor, the Boston Globe reports.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.