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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.

Speakers considered the technical details of using genome editing in humans as well as the mechanisms for controlling it and its societal implications.

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In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.