Young Stars

Forbes' Matthew Herper lists the "the top 30 rising stars in science and health," a list that includes a few 'omics names. The list, he adds, was generated with the help of Forbes producers and three judges: Yale's Harlan Krumholz, Harvard's George Church, and Andy Plump from Sanofi.

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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.