Britain's fertility regulator has granted its first license for the genetic modification of human embryos. The Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority approved an application from a doctor at the Francis Crick Institute to renew her laboratory's research license to include gene editing of embryos. The doctor is doing research into the causes of infertility and miscarriages.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a strong call for a change in the status quo between Israelis and Palestinians. Ban said he is concerned the two sides are reaching a point of no return for a two-state solution to their conflict.
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