This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, reports have surfaced claiming an unusual increase in emissions of an ozone-destroying gas in China. Production of this chemical, CFC-11, may be in violation of international law. Read more here.

Scientists are continuously investigating how to slow the pace of extinctions. Find out how Alex Dehgan, a lawyer, an evolutionary biologist, and now the leader of a non-profit technology start-up called Conservation X Labs, plans to save biodiversity.

Lastly, you may have heard that a Chinese scientist modified the genome of twin babies using CRISPR. What does this mean for anyone who tries to manipulate human genes in adults or embryos in the future? Read more about how China is introducing new gene-editing regulations here.