A US National Institutes of Health safety committee will review a proposal next week from University of Pennsylvania researchers to use the genome-editing tool CRISPR as part of a cancer treatment, Technology Review reports.
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An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.
Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.
In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.