This Week in PNAS

In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, researchers from the UK, Netherlands, and Italy present findings from a deep phenotyping analysis of individuals with a rare DNA repair disorder called xeroderma pigmentosum, which makes individuals especially susceptible to sunburns, pigmentation, skin cancer, and other conditions caused by ultraviolet light exposure.

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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.

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.

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