In Clinical Cancer Research this week, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham report that MARCKS regulates the growth and radiation sensitivity of glioma, and could serve as a novel prognostic factor of the disease. The team analyzed MARCKS levels in five glioblastoma cell lines and eight patient-derived xenografts, and found that the gene's expression was inversely correlated with glioblastoma proliferation and intracranial xenograft growth rates.

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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.