GA4GH

Newly released APIs are the first products from the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health's strategic roadmap for interoperability of genomic information.

The document is one of the early fruits of GA4GH Connect, a five-year initiative to better align the group's objectives with the key needs of the international genomic data community.

Objectives for this year include building a network of ELIXIR beacons, developing new features and security measures, and partnering with data owners.

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.