It's as good a day as any to get our readers stirred up once again about the ideas of science and faith. This piece from the July issue of Scientific American is couched as a debate, but you won't find anyone arguing the side of religion here. It's a conversation between Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss, both of whom are "on the side of science," according to the article, but who tackle the argument in different ways.

 

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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.