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A £4 million donation from an anonymous private US donor will allow scientists to hunt for a surgical cure for age-related macular degeneration using human embryonic stem cells. The London Project to Cure AMD is a collaboration between the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, and the University of Sheffield.

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NPR reports that the patient who underwent a CRISPR-based treatment for sickle cell disease is doing well.

Resistance to ash dieback disease among some UK ash trees appears polygenic, the Independent reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: sequencing strategy for flash-frozen brain tissue bank samples, new version of ChlamDB, and more.

A UK woman is suing three National Health Service Trusts for not telling her about her father's Huntington's disease diagnosis, the BBC reports.