NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Though it was a mixed month on the stock market for firms in the genomic tools and molecular diagnostics industries, Nanosphere and Cepheid managed significant gains, while Complete Genomics continued to struggle.

Overall, the GenomeWeb Daily News Index climbed 2 percent for the month of June, bouncing back from a more than 3 percent decline in May. Seventeen of the 30 firms in the Index saw their shares rise for the month.

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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.