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A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

The agriculture company said it will use the technology it has licensed for new applications in crop editing and for research to bring new foods to market.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

Eighteen researchers call for a temporary stop to all clinical uses of human germline editing in a piece appearing in Nature.

In Nature this week: benchmarking framework for variant calling, and more.

A statement from NIH Director Francis Collins follows a call by scientists for the moratorium pending the creation of a framework to guide the use of heritable genome editing.

CRISPR technology has made its way around the world, but in the wake of the He Jiankui controversy, the industry is asking what recourse it has against misuse.

In Nature this week: CRISPR-based method to determine specificity of adenine base editors, haploid induction for genome editing of commercial crops, and more.

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Rolling Stone calls the University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna one of the women who is shaping the future.

In a different study, investigators found that adenine base editors and cytosine base editors recognize different off-target sites.

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Researchers uncovered the HIV virus within a tissue sample collected in 1966, the Atlantic reports.

Nature News reports there are a handful of clinical trials underway to evaluate vaginal microbiome seeding of newborns born via caesarian section.

The Washington Post writes that humans may have contributed to the extinction of cave bears some 20,000 years ago.

In PLOS this week: gene variant may protect against trypanosomiasis, GLIS3 role in type 2 diabetes, and more.