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A researcher adjusts a microplate containing embryos undergoing gene editing with CRISPR. An expert panel has recommended that all such experiments be submitted to a global registry.   MARK SCHIEFELBEIN/AP PHOTO

WHO panel proposes new global registry for all CRISPR human experiments

There’s an “urgent need” to create a transparent global registry that would list all experiments related to human genome editing, an expert committee convened to…

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Cynthia, a sex worker who lives near Nairobi, is one of the 13,000 people in Kenya who recently started using pre-exposure prophylaxis. JUOZAS CERNIUS/JHPIEGO

A daily pill can prevent HIV infections. Why don’t more people use it?

BOSTON—There’s no question that a simple regimen of a single daily pill can slash HIV infections in people at risk. But although millions of people…

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Tuberculosis piggybacks on HIV and many people, like this woman in South Africa, wind up hospitalized with life-threatening cases of the curable lung disease. JON COHEN/SCIENCE

New ways to fight HIV and tuberculosis emerge at AIDS conference

BOSTON—Some people naturally handle HIV infection better than others, but only two clear genetic explanations have ever been found. Now, a new study reported here…

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The genome editor CRISPR cuts DNA with help from a guide RNA (green and red) and a Cas9 enzyme (outline) that latches onto a three-base sequence (yellow). KC ROEYER/UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Upgrade makes genome editor CRISPR more muscular, precise

You wouldn’t know it from the excitement generated by the revolutionary genome editing method known as CRISPR, but as practiced now, it is far from…

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Protesters from several health advocacy groups gathered this morning in front of the Washington, D.C., offices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alex Morash/The National LGBTQ Task Force

CDC word ban? The fight over seven health-related words in the president’s next budget

Presidential budget requests are political documents, and the wrong word can send a confusing message—and trigger controversy. President Donald Trump’s administration appears to have kicked…

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