Pat at the Fairer Science blog says that Justine Cassell, incoming director of Carnegie Mellon University's Human Computer Interaction Institute, has given "one of the best responses ever" to the question of how she deals with "with work/life balance." In a Q&A-style profile for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, Cassell says:

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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.