This Week in Science

In this week's Science, Whitehead Institute researchers publish the results of a CRISPR-Cas9 screen identifying the protein sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism — a process in which the amino acid serine is used by the cell to generate one-carbon units required for metabolite synthesis. The screen was designed to find genes related to serine transport and identified sideroflexin 1 as the main mitochondrial serine transporters in human cells.

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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.