Information technologyHuman gene editing receives science panel’s support | The New York Times
An influential science advisory group formed by the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine on Tuesday lent its support to a once-unthinkable proposition: the modification of human embryos to create genetic traits that can be passed down to future generations.
PharmaceuticalsMerck stops clinical trial of Alzheimer’s drug | The Wall Street Journal
Merck & Co. said Tuesday it stopped a clinical trial of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug because it wasn’t helping patients, the latest setback in the pharmaceutical industry’s quest to find a better treatment for the brain disorder.
While scientists have made tremendous advances in decoding the genetics of physical illnesses, such as cancer, and developing precision therapies, treatments for mental health remain blunt tools.
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Safety, quality and clinical practiceCongress to challenge rule protecting Planned Parenthood grants | USA Today
House Republicans are taking aim this week at an Obama-era rule that bans states from denying federal funds to Planned Parenthood and other health care providers that perform abortions.