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A Lab of Their Own

A public biotech lab has opened its doors in New York City, reports Wired. Genspace is the brainchild of journalist Dan Gruskhkin, biomedical researcher Ellen Jorgensen, Russell Durrett, and Sung Won Lim. The lab is in compliance with biosafety level 1 regulations and anyone can use it with a $100 a month membership. Wired notes that the lab is made of found and donated parts and equipment, and it has restaurant-table lab benches as well as centrifuges, incubators, and microscopes. "Now we have a secure lab space where we can do quality, professional-level science," Jorgensen tells Wired.

The Scan

Study Finds Few FDA Post-Market Regulatory Actions Backed by Research, Public Assessments

A Yale University-led team examines in The BMJ safety signals from the US FDA Adverse Event Reporting System and whether they led to regulatory action.

Duke University Team Develops Programmable RNA Tool for Cell Editing

Researchers have developed an RNA-based editing tool that can target specific cells, as they describe in Nature.

Novel Gene Editing Approach for Treating Cystic Fibrosis

Researchers in Science Advances report on their development of a non-nuclease-based gene editing approach they hope to apply to treat cystic fibrosis.

Study Tracks Responses in Patients Pursuing Polygenic Risk Score Profiling

Using interviews, researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics qualitatively assess individuals' motivations for, and experiences with, direct-to-consumer polygenic risk score testing.