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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.

The organizing committee for the International Summit on Human Gene Editing advised against germline genome editing for clinical purposes.

Pages

The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.