This week, the Linux Foundation, a non-profit consortium that supports the Linux operating system, announced that the publicly available version of Selventa's Biological Expression Language, OpenBEL, is now one of its collaborative projects.

For an annual $100,000 membership fee, the Linux Foundation will provide a collaborative and organizational framework for the OpenBEL project that includes access to "important services" as well as experience in open source project development and governance.

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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.