The UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics says genetically modifying human embryos could be morally permissible, according to the Guardian.
The Nuffield Council report is the first step in addressing ethical considerations of genome editing in human health, food, and the natural environment.
The Nuffield Council is seeking comments on whether direct-to-consumer genetic tests need to be regulated.
Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.
In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.
India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.
A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.