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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.

A National Academy committee recommends the development of a Research Policy Board to deal with the regulatory burden facing US researchers.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences and the UK's Royal Society announce they will participate in the US National Academy of Sciences' international summit on gene editing.

Marcia McNutt, the editor-in-chief of Science, has been nominated to become president of the US National Academy of Sciences.

The bodies will assemble an international committee to guide future research and have planned a summit this fall for experts to discuss the implications of the technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – If the US wants to maintain its place as the global leader in scientific innovation then the longstanding tradition of partnership between federal and state governments, research universities, and technology-based businesses needs to be reinvigorated with more stable g

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Papers of Note for April 2009

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RNAi-Related Papers Published April 2009

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Nebula Genomics will be auctioning George Church's genome as a nonfungible token, according to The Scientist.

Anthony Gregg, the outgoing president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, has resigned after using racially insensitive language. 

Facebook has developed an artificial intelligence approach to predict how drugs interact in cells, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: adaptations among high-altitude Mycobacterium tuberculosis, response of multiple myeloma cells to chemotherapy-induced stress, and more.