Likely Allowed

Japan is to allow gene editing of human embryos for research purposes, if new draft guidelines become policy, Nature News reports.

Nature News notes that while Japan regulates the use of human embryos in research, there had been no gene-editing-specific guidelines. This meant, Hokkaido University's Tetsuya Ishii, tells it, that Japan was previously neutral on the use of such tools.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

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