This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, the University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna and Harvard Medical School's George Church weigh in on the gene-editing debate, discussing the implications of using technologies such as CRISPR-Cas9 to modify heritable human genes. Doudna maintains that the science and its possible consequences are too unclear to allow the human germline to be edited, but she falls short of calling for a complete ban on related research.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.