At the Guardian's Notes & Theories blog this week, Ian Sample ponders how, exactly, "synthetic biologists keep the support of the public." At a recent Royal Academy of Engineering event, he spoke with the Shanghai Institute for Biological Science's Zhao Guoping, who told Sample there is a "need for common international standards for the organic bits and pieces that s

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

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