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Gene Silencing/Gene Editing

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

During the five-year collaboration, the partners will research disease-causing gene mutations and develop new CRISPR-based technologies for drug discovery.

The firms will collaborate to develop Synlogics pipeline of synthetic medicines using Ginkgo's microbial programming and optimization platform.

The researchers were able to engineer variants of the base editors that reduced the off-target RNA SNVs while maintaining their on-target DNA editing.

Researchers from the Broad Institute and NIH characterized a CRISPR-associated transposase that can integrate DNA into unique sites in the E. coli genome.

ERS Genomics was founded to provide access to foundational CRISPR-Cas9 IP held by Emmanuelle Charpentier for applications other than human disease treatment.

The chief executive of the National Health Service in England is to call for tumor-agnostic drugs to be "fast-tracked," according to the Times.

Researchers in Australia are sequencing the Wollemi pine tree to try to protect it from extinction, Australia's ABC News reports.

Computerworld ranks Illumina as one of the top midsize organizations to work at in IT.

In Genome Research this week: links between biological aging and mutations affecting epigenetic regulators; long-read sequencing-based strategy to map chromatin accessibility; and more.