A team of Columbia University researchers has retracted its 2013 Nature paper describing an integrative genomic analysis of Alzheimer's disease. According to the retraction notice, sample numbers, image panels, and data points in the ELISA and subcellular localization studies were "inappropriately manipulated and inaccurate."

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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.

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