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Perhaps We Could Call It a Fraternal Clone

Blogger Trevor at Epigenetics News follows up on a Washington Post article about FDA approval for cloned animal products (meats, milk, and so forth). What the FDA doesn't address, Trevor says, are the "epigenetic abnormalities" found in cloned animals. "Researchers are only beginning to unravel the role that epigenetics plays in the long-term health and viability of cloned organisms," he writes.

Meanwhile, the BBC reports on approval for human-animal embryos in research. "The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority granted permission after a consultation showed the public were 'at ease' with the idea," according to the article. King's College London and Newcastle University were the first to get one-year licenses for this kind of work; other interested institutions will have to apply for licenses as well.

 

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.