NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new CRISPR/Cas9 system designed for editing mouse neurons in vivo uses chemically induced guide RNAs (gRNAs) to help control where and when editing happens.

The virally delivered, doxycycline-inducible system will help University of Texas at Dallas researcher Jonathan Ploski study genes associated with learning and memory in the mouse model. Last month, a Ploski-led team published a study describing it in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience.

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.