Following the passage of GINA by US Congress, the Wall Street Journal reports that "a federal advisory panel called for tougher government oversight of the burgeoning genetic-testing business, warning that tests are being marketed with little evidence about their usefulness." (Now there's a shock.) The committee says all genetic lab tests should have to undergo stringent evaluation by FDA.

 

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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.