Here's a trio you don't seem team up every day: Newt Gingrich, John Kerry, and Oakland A's manager Billy Beane have jointly written an op-ed in the New York Times arguing that evidence-based medicine will be the only way to improve the US healthcare system. They say:

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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.