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There's an online survey, Writedit reports, from the University of North Texas' Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity asking: "What is the best way to incorporate societal impacts considerations into the grant proposal peer review process?" The project, called the Comparative Assessment of Peer Review, is funded by the National Science Foundation to study peer review at three US agencies — NSF, the National Institutes of Health,

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Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

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