NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Helicos BioSciences has added Gene Myers to its scientific advisory board. Myers is a professor at the Janelia Farm Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
 
Myers was vice president of informatics research at Celera Genomics.

Metabolon has appointed three new members to its executive team, the company said this week:
 

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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.