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Researchers like Columbia University's Dieter Egli are continuing their investigations into whether CRISPR could be applied to edit human embryos, even as debate from He Jiankui's November announcement of the birth of gene-edited twin girls rages on, NPR reports.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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