Well, here's something you don't expect to see on the Daily Scan. But since we're all frequent travelers, GTO couldn't resist a quick post on this article from Wired about a contest to find new technology to speed up airport security. The prize is $500,000 and anyone can make a suggestion about how to improve the hellish process we've all come to know and dread.

 

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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.