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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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.