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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley has developed a tool that it says can facilitate the rapid evolution of biotechnologically useful phenotypes in cells.

As they wrote today in Nature, they created a system called EvolvR that can continuously diversify all nucleotides within a tunable window at user-defined loci by generating mutations using engineered DNA polymerases targeted via CRISPR-guided nickases.

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At the Lancet, more than two dozen public health researchers condemn the conspiracy theories that have emerged surrounding the source of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Washington Post reports that Philip Leder, who helped uncover how DNA codes for proteins and studied the role of genes in cancer, has died.

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Pittsburgh look into how often de novo genes arise and how important they may be.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline for genotyping Alu retrotransposon mobile element insertions, previously undocumented non-coding RNAs, and more.

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