As part of a proposed spending bill, the US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has called on foundations supporting the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be more transparent about where their funding originates, Stat News reports.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.