Yissum Research Development Company, the tech-transfer arm of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has licensed a portfolio of stem cell-related technologies to biotech firm TheraCell for use in regenerative medical procedures such as spinal fusion.

The technology was invented by a team led by Dan Gazit, a professor from the faculty of dental medicine at Hebrew University. It includes a biologically compatible, oxygenated gel that improves bone regeneration and fusion of bone grafts by increasing local oxygenation and fusion rates at the surgical site.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.