Ciara Curtin writes science features for GenomeWeb and is the editor of the Daily Scan and Careers blogs.
A panel at the Biology of Genomes meeting discussed the ethical, legal, and social ramifications of germline gene editing.
Baylor College of Medicine's Olga Dudchenko sad the approach could assemble de novo mammalian genomes for less than $1,000.
In a talk at the meeting, Riken's Piero Carninci described the RADICL-seq tool he and his colleagues developed.
Stanford University's Eilon Sharon used CRISPeY to conduct a genome-wide precise editing study to study the fitness consequences of variants found in different yeast strains.
Speakers at the Association for Biomolecular Resource Facilities annual meeting gave advice on preparing for and recovering from hurricanes.
Researchers at the annual Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities meeting said they are joining single-cell sequencing to other single-cell analyses.
Speakers at HudsonAlpha's Genomic Medicine Conference said while sequencing results sometimes result in a diagnosis and change in care, they often have no consequence.
HudsonAlpha's Greg Barsh described results from a Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research project during the institute's ongoing Genomic Medicine Conference.
Researchers are exploring alternative ways to return genetic testing results to grapple with the anticipated increase in testing and see a role for the web.
Clear Genetics is developing a chatbot to help make genetic counseling accessible, and genetic counselors say it could help handle straightforward cases.
The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.
DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.
The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.
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