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.

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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.


An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.