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As part of the National Institutes of Health's Undiagnosed Diseases Program, researchers had sequenced about 50 exomes from 11 patients and their family members as of last month, as well as full genomes of three individuals. They have so far found disease-causing variants in two patients, and variants likely to be causative in another two.

The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.