Denied Requests

People who've undergone genetic testing can be denied life insurance, CBS Philly reports.

Carolyn Koutsaftis, a healthy 46-year-old, tells the station that she was denied life insurance following a visit to a genetic counselor after her mother had tested positive for a breast cancer risk gene.

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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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