NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco used CRISPR activation (CRISPRa) to identify enhancers of a gene that affects development of T cells, and thereby elucidate the occurrence of autoimmune disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Crohn's disease.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.