By Alex Philippidis

SEATTLE – The committee searching for a successor to Leland (Lee) Hartwell at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has begun narrowing down its field of candidates to a final few, with the goal of finding someone to succeed the departing president and director by the time he leaves this summer for new positions in Arizona, a member of the panel told GenomeWeb Daily News.

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In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

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