The University of Michigan's Arul Chinnaiyan has led a study that identified several biomarkers for advanced stage prostate cancer, says an article at BBC. The researchers examined 1,126 molecules in a total of 262 samples of tissue, blood, or urine, and found one metabolite, sarcosine, to be a better predictor of late-stage disease than PSA. While a simple urine test is still around five years away, they say, it's promising work.

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

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

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.