The UK's Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority said yesterday that there is "broad support" among the public for allowing the transplant of mitochondrial DNA into embryos to prevent mitochondrial disease.
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In Science this week: experts say race is not a sufficient proxy for studying human genetic diversity and more.
Technology Review writes that CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing firm Editas' success may hinge on a patent case.
Researchers unearthed a bioinformatics error in the Science paper reporting the first ancient African genome, and the authors are seeking an erratum.
A boy's cystic fibrosis carrier status was revealed by a teacher to the parents of children with CF who then sought the boy's transfer to another school, leading to a lawsuit.