Technology Review has an interview with Lee Hood, who apparently was once considered "something of a maverick," according to the article (sorry, Lee, we can't all be full-fledged mavericks like Craig Venter). Hood says, "One of the grand challenges in systems biology is to move from simple, single-celled model organisms up to higher organisms -- flies and worms, eventually to mice, and ultimately to humans."

 

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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.