This Week in Science

In Science this week, researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine and members of the 1,000 Genomes Project, along with their industry colleagues, report their analysis of the "diversity of human copy number variation and multi-copy genes." In their investigations of 159 human genomes, the team found more than 4 million "'singly unique nucleotide' positions informative in distinguishing specific copies," as well as "human-specific expansions in genes associated with brain develop

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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.