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Within certain limits, a National Academy panel says mitochondrial replacement techniques may be ethical.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences and the UK's Royal Society announce they will participate in the US National Academy of Sciences' international summit on gene editing.

The bodies will assemble an international committee to guide future research and have planned a summit this fall for experts to discuss the implications of the technology.

An Institute of Medicine committee member discusses its new report with Pharmalot's Ed Silverman.

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An Institute of Medicine report addresses sharing clinical trial data.

The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has elected 70 new members including Lynda Chin, Stephen Quake, and Daniel Kastner.

Foundation Medicine has added Brook Byers and Krishna Yeshwant to its board of directors as part of a Series A financing round (

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DNAnexus has added two new board members: Krishna Yeshwant and Geoff Duyk.

The FDA expects 'strong public interest' regarding IOM's recommendations to make big changes to device review processes.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.