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A government panel in Japan has decided not to regulate some types of gene editing, according to the Japanese broadcaster NHK.

The panel concluded that genetic recombination regulations encompass the insertion of new genes into organisms, NHK reports. But these regulations, it adds, do not include genome editing in which mutations are created at a targeted site and no new gene is inserted.

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