This Week in PLoS

In work published today in PLoS Biology, scientists at Cambridge's Gurdon Institute performed a genome-wide RNAi screen in Drosophila to identify proteins necessary for centriole duplication and mitotic PCM recruitment. Of the 92 percent of the genome covered, they hit 32 genes involved in centrosome function, including those for centriole duplication, centrosome maturation, and regulation of centrosome separation.

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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.