CRISPR Regulation

CRISPR gene editing has opened up a number of opportunities to influence public health, eliminate pests, and treat human disease, but Amy Gutmann and Jonathan Moreno from the University of Pennsylvania write in an essay appearing in Foreign Affairs that it also poses risks and some regulation is needed

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

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