Beckman Coulter said last week that it has taken an option to license from Johns Hopkins University intellectual property surrounding breast and colon cancer genes, the first fruits of a relationship begun in the early 2000s when JHU tapped Beckman subsidiary Agencourt Bioscience to provide the school’s Kimmel Cancer Center with sequencing services.
 

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The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

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.