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The debate over mitochondrial replacement could inform the looming one regarding genome editing, say Brown University's Eli Adashi and Glenn Cohen from Harvard Law School in a Cell commentary. The two approaches, they note, share similar ethical implications, including the potential to affect the human germline.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.