From Wired, here's a blog post from Aaron Rowe on five promising treatments for cancer. He includes gene knockdown -- the challenge, he says, lies in how fragile siRNA molecules are -- as well as epigenetic drugs on his list. (Entries from the non-genomic world are viruses, small molecules, and vaccines.)

 

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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.