This Week in Nature

In news in Nature, Congress will vote this week on the NIH budget, a bill that would increase NIH's 2008 budget 3.1% to 29.8 billion and that incorporates a measure to force NIH researchers to publish their work only in papers that make it freely available to the public within one year of publication.

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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.