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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – As scientists from around the world prepare to discuss the implications of genome editing for both science and society, two leaders in the CRISPR/Cas9 field today published essays making the case against a ban on human germline editing.

Jennifer Doudna, of the University of California, Berkeley, and George Church, of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Harvard Medical School, both highlighted the need for regulation, but to different ends. They published their opinions today in Nature.

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.

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