High Promise

Included this year on MIT Technology Review's list of the top 10 'breakthrough technologies' is genome editing. The entries on the list, Tech Review says, "solve thorny problems or create powerful new ways of using technology" and "will matter for years to come."

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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.