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Former National Institutes of Health director Elias Zerhouni will be re-joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, reports Science Insider. Before taking up the NIH post in 2002, he was a dean at the school and over the next year, Zerhouni, who is a radiologist, plans to build up a molecular imaging research group.

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The UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics says genetically modifying human embryos could be morally permissible, according to the Guardian.

A new Nature Biotechnology paper reports that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can lead to large deletions or complex rearrangements that could be pathogenic.

The Wall Street Journal likens a prototype developed by Synthetic Genomics to a "biological fax machine."

In PNAS this week: strategy for reactivating Rett syndrome-linked MECP2, small molecules able to suppress Staphylococcus aureus virulence, and more.