NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A single retrotransposition event in the dog genome led to the development of a retrogene behind the characteristically squat legs found in more than a dozen dog breeds, according to new research by National Human Genome Research Institute-led team.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

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