This Week in Science

In Science this week, a Japanese research team describes the generation of human reproductive cells entirely in vitro, marking a key technological advance in reproductive biology. While human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) have been induced into primordial germ cell-like cells (hPGCLCs), further differentiation into mature germ cells has never been achieved.

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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.