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Early Glimpse

The Associated Press reports on early, potentially promising results from a gene-editing trial.

A CRISPR Go

US companies have begun recruiting for a CRISPR-based gene-editing trial to treat β-thalassemia, Stat News reports.

Priorities for Q3 include the continued buildup of a commercial launch for the company's BarreGEN test. The firm has started a second clinical validation study for the test.

Researchers in Japan being a new trial of induced pluripotent stem cells to treat Parkinson's disease, Science reports.

Duchenne Trial Halted

Stat News reports federal regulators have halted Sarepta Therapeutics' Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene therapy trial.

With the new five-year funding, patients across Australia with rare or less common cancers will be able to access the program through a network of eight cancer centers.

Collaborators said that the test is accurate and reliable for the rapid detection of the most common gram-positive bacteria responsible for bloodstream infections.

On the heels of the WINTHER study, the consortium has planned a new trial called MERCURY, and will launch a blood and tissue repository.

The company is planning to submit the drug and a companion diagnostic that can identify patients with FGFR alterations with the FDA in the second half of 2018.

At ASCO, researchers presented on the WINTHER trial, which despite setbacks showed that both DNA and RNA analysis can be used to guide personalized treatment strategies.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.