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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by researchers at the Broad Institute and the University of California, Berkeley has engineered new CRISPR-Cas9 variants that widen the targeting scope of base editors, thus broadening the number of human pathogenic variants that could potentially targeted.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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