Scientists know a lot about many different subjects, says Janet Stemwedel at the Doing Good Science blog at Scientific American. Since science can be used to make decisions that affect individuals and society, it's important for non-scientists to listen to the people who "are presumed to have the expertise to sort reliable knowledge claims from snake oil," she says.

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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.

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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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