This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team of US and Canadian scientists reports how a specific gene variant contributes to inflammatory bowel disease, opening the door to a potential new treatment strategy for some patients. A variant of the gene C1orf106 is known to be associated with increased risk of IBD in humans, although the exact reasons were unclear.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.