Harvard University's George Church tells The Boston Herald that his remarks to the German news magazine Der Spiegel regarding Neandertal cloning were the victim of misinterpretation and poor translation. "I'm certainly not advocating it," Church says to the Herald.
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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.
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