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Essential Meds

The World Health Organization has updated its list of essential medicines, Reuters reports.

The commission will develop a framework for scientists, clinicians, and regulatory authorities on the appropriate use of human germline genome editing. 

A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

WHO Reorganizes a Bit

The World Health Organization has announced that it would be making some organizational changes, the New York Times reports.

CRISPR technology has made its way around the world, but in the wake of the He Jiankui controversy, the industry is asking what recourse it has against misuse.

WHO Panel Announced

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

To Track Cholera

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

The World Health Organization is putting together a panel of experts to develop guidelines and standards for gene editing, according to Reuters.

With WHO prequalification, global health organizations can consider the Aptima HIV-1 Quant Dx for public-sector procurement in resource-limited countries.

The study is the first to demonstrate the design features and operational characteristics of Cepheid's Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra assay.

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A man has confessed to the rape and murder of developmental biologist Suzanne Eaton, according to the New York Times.

The Irish Times reports that US lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are concerned about ties between the US and Chinese genomics firms.

Parents of children with spinal muscular atrophy tell the Washington Post they are pushing to get insurance coverage of Novartis's Zolgensma.

In PNAS this week: gene mutations in individuals with syndromic craniosynostosis, putative colorectal cancer drivers, and more.