The Bad Seed

A particular seed for long-grain rice, while not developed as a genetically modified plant, is showing "possible traces of unapproved genetic material," according to this wire report. The US Department of Agriculture is working to prevent planting and distribution of the seed.

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A new Nature Biotechnology paper reports that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can lead to large deletions or complex rearrangements that could be pathogenic.

The UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics says genetically modifying human embryos could be morally permissible, according to the Guardian.

The Wall Street Journal likens a prototype developed by Synthetic Genomics to a "biological fax machine."

In PNAS this week: strategy for reactivating Rett syndrome-linked MECP2, small molecules able to suppress Staphylococcus aureus virulence, and more.