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The NAM, NAS, and Royal Society have formed a commission to develop a framework on the proper use of genome editing, and convened its first meeting in Washington, DC, this week.

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A family denied Australian residency due to cost of their son's cystic fibrosis care hopes to have the home affairs minister step in, New Scientist reports.

The California startup is about to launch its first product, a noninvasive prenatal screening test for recessive single-gene disorders called Unity.

Filamentous prophages turned up in a significant proportion of cystic fibrosis Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections, particular in older patients and drug-resistant cases.

The company will use the money to launch its first product, Unity, a noninvasive prenatal test for recessively inherited single-gene disorders.

In PLOS this week: potential cystic fibrosis modifiers, potential kidney cancer survival signature, and more.

The partners will work to find novel proteins, including DNA endonucleases, to develop new gene editing therapies for cystic fibrosis and other diseases.

In PNAS this week: drug resistance evolution in Candida in a cystic fibrosis patient, point mutation in cotton bollworm allows it to persist in "Bt" crops, and more.

Single-cell RNA sequencing from mouse trachea and human bronchial epithelial cells unearthed new cell types, including ionocytes enriched for CFTR expression.

Researchers found that functional assays could improve the classification of cystic fibrosis-related missense variants with variable disease expressivity.

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Russian CRISPR researcher moves along with plans to ultimately alter the genes of embryos of deaf couples, though awaits regulatory approval, Nature News reports.

University of California, San Francisco, researchers have uncovered a gene mutations that appears to make a father-son duo more efficient sleepers.

NPR reports a large health insurer has begun to cover some pharmacogenetic tests for psychiatric drugs.

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of non-syndromic orofacial cleft subtypes, epigenetic and transcriptomic analysis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, and more.