While Nature News writes that do-it-yourself biohackers might not be able to use CRISPR to resurrect the woolly mammoth, they are starting to use the gene-editing tool in other ways.

"It's, like, the most amazing tool ever," biohacker Andreas Stürmer says. "You could do it in your own home."

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.