The International Summit on Human Gene Editing organizing committee has drawn a distinction between genome editing of somatic cells versus germline cells, as GenomeWeb has reported.
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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.
Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.
The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.
In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.