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In the early, online edition of the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Sweden, Canada, and the US explore genetic patterns associated with adaptive evolution in Atlantic herring. The team re-sequenced the genomes of 40 to 50 fish apiece from half a dozen Atlantic herring population at sites in the North Atlantic.

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A letter criticizing actions by the US government and research institutions toward Chinese and Chinese-American scientists has garnered more than a hundred signatories.

NPR reports that researchers in New York are investigating whether it is possible to edit the genomes of human sperm.

In an opinion piece at the Nation, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher argues that everyone should be able to access prenatal genetic testing.

In Nature this week: ancient DNA uncovers presence of Mediterranean migrants at a Himalayan lake, and more.