At Bitesize Bio, Suzanne Kennedy notes “a growing problem, especially amongst newer members of the scientific community, of people reading ahead to the conclusions of the paper and taking them as fact without having read the methods and results sections, or critically analyzing the data.” Her blog post aims to combat that, so head on over there for a brush-up on what you should be looking for in each section of a journal paper.

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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.

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