The story has been updated to clarify language about Cancer Genetics' review of its operations.  

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – At least two class action lawsuits have been filed against Cancer Genetics alleging the company made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose information pertinent to investors.

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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.