At the Daily Transcript, Alex Palazzo gives a rundown of how DNA is organized and how that organization affects gene expression -- it's not all epigenetics and noncoding RNAs (remember promoters and enhancers?). He starts by describing the "pearl necklace" of DNA and histones, then goes into how those nucleosomes can be modified and how those modifications influence gene expression.

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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.