NEW YORK, Feb 11 - The human genome sequencing race may be over, but as Celera and the Human Genome Project prepare to unveil their official accounts of their sequencing efforts in competing journals this week, the battle to claim first prize continues to smolder.

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The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.