This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a Boston-based team of researchers report on the use of the CRISPR/Cas9 technology to rapidly generate a cancer model in vivo in wild-type mice. Specifically, they used the approach to mutate the tumor-suppressor genes Pten and p53, resulting in mice with liver tumors that mimicked those caused when the genes are deleted using an existing technology.

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An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

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