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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco used CRISPR interference (CRISPRi) to map genetic interactions in human cells at a large scale.

As they wrote yesterday in Cell, yeast studies have shown that comprehensively mapping genetic interactions (GIs) can help investigators infer gene function. However, until this point, it has not been feasible to generate large-scale, diverse human GI maps.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.

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