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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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The nonprofit Biden Cancer Initiative is suspending its operations, according to the Associated Press.

Researchers examine how white nationalists handle personal genetic ancestry results that conflict with their racist worldview, the New York Times reports.

NPR speaks with research participants before and after they learn their APOE E4 status, which affects their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

In PLOS this week: genetic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii strains, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus uncovered in Sudan, and more.

Aug
28
Sponsored by
Horizon Discovery

This webinar will provide an overview of alternatives to the popular Cas9 nuclease used in CRISPR gene editing.