The University of Chicago has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation's to develop a computational infrastructure for simulating and studying biomolecular activity.

The grant, awarded by NSF's Centers for Chemical Innovation, will fund the creation of the Center for Multiscale Theory and Simulation, which will span three UChicago research institutes: the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, the Computation Institute, and the James Franck Institute.

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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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