National Academy of Sciences

US National Academy of Sciences panel calls for the creation of an organization to bolster research integrity.

The authors framed their report as a guidebook to help regulatory agencies across the globe coordinate "consistent" rules while allowing for societal differences.

Panel Conflicts

Critics point out conflicts among members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's biotechnology panel, according to the New York Times.

The Office-ome

Wired writes that the US National Academies of Science is examining what influences the microbiome of an indoor space.

A member of the committee issuing a blunt report on the inadequacy of biomarker-based testing speaks about what the next Secretary of HHS needs to do.

Not Ready for Release

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says more study on the effect of gene drives is needed before they can be deployed.

New Academy Members

The US National Academy of Sciences has announced 84 new members and 21 foreign associates.

US regulators are to discuss how to oversee crops modified using new gene-editing techniques.

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

Feng Zhang has shown how to systematically find and improve CRISPR systems, but scientists haven't settled on how to evaluate them for clinical use.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.