Living with Darwin

Being Charles Darwin probably wasn't easy. Being married to him probably wasn't easy either. The diaries of Emma Darwin (née Wedgwood) are now posted online by Cambridge University. GTO wonders: are we ready for such an insider look into life with Darwin?

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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.