From DNA to DTC

Over at The Jewish Daily Forward's special section on genetics, reporters tackle topics from "discovering the newest Jewish genetic disease" to improving FDA's rare disease review process. An article by Debra Nussbaum Cohen examines Rabbis' reactions to advances in DNA sequencing technology.

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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.