Even More Excellence

New Centers of Excellence in Genomics Science are to be established at the Medical College of Wisconsin and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, according to NIH. Grants totaling about $45 million from NHGRI and NIMH will be used to establish those centers and help maintain ones at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Southern California.

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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.