Nuffield Council on Bioethics

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.

Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.