A Wall Street Journal article reports on the $105 million grant given to the University of Washington by the Gates Foundation. The goal of the 10-year award is to figure out ways to measure the global impact of public health programs, according to the article. It's "part of a broader effort by the foundation to better track private money spent on health," the article says.

 

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The UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics says genetically modifying human embryos could be morally permissible, according to the Guardian.

A new Nature Biotechnology paper reports that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can lead to large deletions or complex rearrangements that could be pathogenic.

The Wall Street Journal likens a prototype developed by Synthetic Genomics to a "biological fax machine."

In PNAS this week: strategy for reactivating Rett syndrome-linked MECP2, small molecules able to suppress Staphylococcus aureus virulence, and more.