Researchers from Italy and the US map inversion variants detected in human and non-human primate genomes. Based on alignments between the latest version of the human, chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, and macaque genome assemblies, the researchers tracked down more than 150 apparent inversions spanning more than 103,000 and 91 million bases.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

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