This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a group of European researchers describe the creation of a reversible haploid mouse embryonic stem cell biobank for functional genomics. Using genome-saturated mutagenesis, the team constructed Haplobank — a biobank of more than 100,000 individual haploid mouse embryonic stem (mES) cell lines targeting 16,970 genes with genetically barcoded conditional and reversible mutations.

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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.