The wide-ranging discussion with witnesses from Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and Editas Medicine touched on recent advances in research and questions of safety.
In Nature this week: new class of base editors, additional breast cancer risk loci, and more.
The initiative's four research projects will use use genetic and other technologies to detect and treat cancer at its earliest stages.
Johns Hopkins' Evgeny Izumchenko is also developing a blood test for the non-invasive detection and followup of early tumors.
A Johns Hopkins team reported its finding in JAMA Cardiology, backed by SNP array data from 21,870 participants culled from several large cardiovascular studies.
A new set of papers reveals a range of gene expression influencers, identified using thousands of samples collected for the Genotype-Tissue Expression project.
In PNAS this week: links between the gut microbiome and multiple sclerosis, and more.
Hopkins' Joshua Sharfstein writes at JAMA Forum about how the Trump administration has been dealing with scientific evidence.
Johns Hopkins researchers added protein analysis to circulating tumor DNA testing to better detect early-stage pancreatic cancer.
Investigators retraced features contributing to Lyme disease spread by sequencing 146 Borrelia burgdorferi isolates collected in North America since the 1980s.
Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.
The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.
Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.
In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.