NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Lentiviruses, viruses related to HIV, may have found their way into primate genomes millions of years ago, according to new research that’s scheduled to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
 

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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.