Genetic engineering used to be rather clunky, the New Scientist says, but recent advances in genome editing using the CRISPR-Cas9 system are speeding things up. Instead of relying on artificial proteins, the CRISPR-Cas9 system is RNA-based.
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In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture in Brazilians, characterization of novel double-stranded RNA mycovirus, and more.
Researchers report that what scents someone picks up can reflect their complement of immune genes.
The New York Times examines ethics and China's push to lead biomedical research.
At her blog, Sally Rockey dives into National Institutes of Health funding data.