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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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.