Science news in brief: From Jurassic mystery to genetics of sleep
Plus a roundup of other news from around the world
Liane Russell: Geneticist who highlighted danger of X-rays on embryos
Her research was a landmark in the study of genetic mutations and she was also a prominent conservationist
Gene therapy could be life-changing, but only for the lucky ones
Gene therapies could offer long-term fixes for a host of incurable illnesses – but not for everyone. So researchers are looking for ways to help the treatments sneak past our antibodies, says Jovana Drinjakovic
Slim people should thank genes not 'moral superiority' for weight
‘We have far less control over our weight than we might wish to think’
‘How one trip to Ireland transformed who I thought I was'
'It was a fascinating journey'
'How I discovered my ancestor freed slaves in North Carolina'
'The power of discovering our origins is through connection and collaboration'
Drugs for rare genetic breast cancers 'could help thousands more'
Some 8,000 more patients may respond to the drugs than are receiving them at present