NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers have used genome editing for the first time to study gene function in early human embryonic development.

UK and South Korean researchers led by the Francis Crick Institute's Kathy Niakan aimed to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the first cell fate decisions in the human embryo, which are not well understood, they wrote in their paper, published today in Nature.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.

Sponsored by
Sophia Genetics

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.