The new gene therapy for childhood blindness has gone into wider use, reports Stat News. It follows the case of 13-year-old Jack Hogan, who has retinal dystrophy and who received the treatment in one eye on Tuesday.

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Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

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