NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The UK’s Economic and Social Research Council will continue its funding for its three genomics research centers through 2012, the agency said today.
 
The ESRC said the Center for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics will receive around
£8 million ($15 million) over the next five years to continue working on social and economic aspects of genomics.
 

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

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