UN FNIH Panel on Gene Drive Regulation Emphasizes Need for Local Community Engagement Premium Researchers are hoping to make the technology a success for the environment and human health while avoiding the biases that resulted from the debate over GMOs. UNESCO Calls for More Regulations on Genome Editing, DTC Genetic Testing The organization's bioethics committee called for a moratorium on germline editing and regulations on personal genomic testing. European Nations Join UN Genetics Resources Protocol Twelve member nations and the UN have joined the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources, an effort to share the benefits of global genetics resources. Qiagen to Supply Portable MDx Devices to UN Animal Disease Surveillance Project Premium Qiagen will supply ESE-Quant Tube Scanners to national health authorities in 35 emerging countries in Africa, Asia, and South America under the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme in veterinary diseases. Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.