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PALM SPRINGS, California – Certain approaches for getting CRISPR gene editing machinery into cells appear work better and be more reproducible than others, according to a new analysis presented at the Association of Biomolecular Research Facilities (ABRF) annual meeting here this week.

CRISPR-based genome editing relies on creating a double-strand DNA break to form an indel that can either cause frameshift mutations and disrupt the gene or enable the uptake of a donor template sequence.

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.

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Selective breeding represents an efficient approach to increase production of aquaculture species by means of improving traits, such as rapid growth, product quality, and disease resistance.