This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a team led by scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute report on the discovery of multiple rare genetic mutations that increase the risk of early-onset heart attack. Using pooled data analyzing the protein-encoding regions of more than 9,000 genomes, the team found mutations in the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor gene and in the apolipoprotein A-V gene.

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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.