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A Russian biologist is moving ahead with gene-editing plans to ultimately alter the genes of embryos of deaf couples, Nature News reports. It adds that the scientist, Denis Rebrikov, is currently using eggs obtained from hearing women for gene-editing studies and has been studying how well CRISPR can fix in body cells the GJB2 deafness gene he plans to target in embryos.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more people get sick and die from drug-resistant germs than previously thought, the Washington Post reports.

According to the Associated Press, three universities and a healthcare institution are sharing a gift of $1 billion.

New rules seek to limit the type of scientific and medical research that can be used to guide public health regulations, the New York Times reports.

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