From Neuron to Neuron

Not all cells in the body have exactly the same DNA as spontaneous mutations crop up in somatic cells, and, as Scientific American writes, researchers have now proposed to study whether this somatic mosaicism extends to neurons to influence neurological and psychological disorders.

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The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.