Gene Silencing/Gene Editing

News on CRISPR, gene editing, RNAi in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The team reported that its coordinated formation of paired single-stranded DNA breaks yielded higher frequencies of accurately edited cells.

The team found that a protein called OCT4 was necessary for the correct formation of a blastocyst in the first few days of embryonic development.

The team used CRISPR to inactivate a gene in colon organoids, and found that a specific DNA repair defect underlies a mutational signature in some cancers.

The institute will provide gene editing services and genetically modified cell lines to Analytical Biological Services.

The nonexclusive license allows Arcadia to use the patented technology to develop nutritional and agricultural productivity traits in its core crops.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.