NEW YORK, March 16 - When Lee Hood started the Institute for Systems Biology, a project to build an integrated research supercenter for the biological sciences, few doubted the validity of the concept, but many wondered whether the technology existed to make it work.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

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