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.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

The data generated by 100,000 Genomes Project is being housed on military servers due to attacks by hackers, Naked Security reports.

A new poll finds most US adults are not familiar with personalized medicine, according to HealthDay.

Vox reports that the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity decided against a gene drive moratorium.

In Science this week: sequencing of neuroblastomas uncovers alterations linked to prognosis, and more.