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.
Critics point out conflicts among members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's biotechnology panel, according to the New York Times.
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.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says more study on the effect of gene drives is needed before they can be deployed.
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.
Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.
The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.
In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.
Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.