Pairwise, an agricultural startup using gene editing to address global food challenges, was cofounded by Feng Zhang, David Liu, and Keith Joung.
In PNAS this week: computational approach combining cancer survival models and machine learning, auxin herbicide resistance mutation, and more.
Agbio executives say gene editing will speed up breeding efforts, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Agricultural companies are thinking about how to get consumers comfortable with gene-edited crops, the Wall Street Journal says.
The system uses synthetic probes that bind to molecules of interest and then pass through solid-state nanopores, enabling detection of the target molecules.
The agricultural company said it will use the licensed technology to develop improved and sustainable crops.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved an RNAi-based insecticide, according to the Atlantic.
Under the terms of the deals, Illumina and Monsanto will have access to NRGene's genome assembly and analysis technologies for ag-bio research projects.
CRISPR/Cpf1 can serve as an alternative or even complementary genome editing technology to CRISPR/Cas9, which Monsanto has also licensed from the Broad.
The technology is based on engineered zinc finger DNA-binding proteins, which bind to specific functional domains to create transcription factors capable of activating or repressing target genes.
The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.
The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.
In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.