Governor Spitzer is proposing a bill that would expand the state's DNA criminal database to include DNA taken from anyone found guilty of a misdemenaor. New York is one of only a few states to have such a database in place.

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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.

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