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In Science this week, University of Oxford scientists describe the whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, uncovering the factors that influence meiotic recombination. The team sequenced 217 individual hybrid mouse sperm, generating a kilobase-resolution genome-wide map of crossovers.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.