Terry has a post at Bitesize Bio that has to be one of the funnier things we've seen in a while. Terry's plan: classify scientists in their own family (Academiae, that is) based on their behavior and ulterior motives. For instance, Scienticus narcisster is described as "a hard worker [that] aims mainly to see its name in publications as frequently as possible."

 

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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.