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Gene Silencing/Gene Editing

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

The company has initial financing of $35 million, and has licensed its foundational SHERLOCK and INSPECTR technologies from the Broad and Harvard, respectively.

The agriculture company said it will use the technology it has licensed for new applications in crop editing and for research to bring new foods to market.

The biotech startup, which had been working with Cas12 and Cas13, has now licensed the recently discovered Cas14 protein from UC Berkeley.

A statement from NIH Director Francis Collins follows a call by scientists for the moratorium pending the creation of a framework to guide the use of heritable genome editing.

CRISPR technology has made its way around the world, but in the wake of the He Jiankui controversy, the industry is asking what recourse it has against misuse.

Two researchers are calling for education for scientists on defending facts.

Researchers were among those who marched in London this weekend to call for another vote on Brexit.

Duke has agreed to pay $112.5 million to settle a lawsuit regarding its handling of data falsified by biologist Erin Potts-Kant. 

In PLOS this week: genetic factors influencing inorganic arsenic metabolism and toxicity, a germline variant in the cell adhesion molecule-coding gene DSCAM, and more.

Apr
17
Sponsored by
Isoplexis

This webinar will provide an overview of current biomarker strategies for guiding the use of combination checkpoint immunotherapies in blood cancers.

Apr
30
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will discuss novel long-read transcript sequencing (LRTseq) methods for transcriptome annotation that could increase the efficiency and accuracy of future sequencing projects.