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.
Australian researchers call for carrier screening for cystic fibrosis, fragile X syndrome, and spinal muscular atrophy, Cosmos reports.
Carrier screens for cystic fibrosis, fragile X syndrome, and spinal muscular atrophy detected carrier status in one in 20 individuals and led to diagnoses in seven pregnancies.
The multiplexed PCR kit will target mutations associated with cystic fibrosis that are highly prevalent in the US, and the firm is also eyeing the Middle East and Africa.
Under the terms of the deal, Fluidigm has the right to commercialize the CFTR sample prep assay for research use on its Juno automated microfluidic system.
Agena's cystic fibrosis panel includes more than 70 mutations in the CFTR gene that have been linked to the disease.
In Genome Research this week: longitudinal study of Burkholderia cenocepacia isolates from cystic fibrosis patients, long-read assembly approach, and more.
New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.
Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.
In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.
The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.