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In Science this week, two research groups report data suggesting that cytosine base editors can trigger a significant number of off-target mutations. In the first paper, a group of US and Chinese scientists developed a method for detecting off-target mutations in mouse embryos following editing by either CRISPR-Cas9 or adenine or cytosine base editors.

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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.