This Week in Cell

Researchers from the Netherlands, the US, and the UK share details about the method they used to establish and start characterizing a biobank of organoids from individuals with colorectal cancer. After developing 22 tumor and 19 matched normal organoids with samples from 20 colorectal cancer patients, they used whole-exome sequencing, array-based gene expression profiling, viability assays, and other approaches to compare features in the organoids with those found in the tissues used to develop them.

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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.

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, NJ.com writes.

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