NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge have optimized RNAi- and CRISPR/Cas9-based platforms for loss of function studies in human pluripotent stem cells.

Specifically, the researchers created and validated platforms using short hairpin RNAs and CRISPR/Cas9 constructs to knock down and knock out genes in hPSCs and cells differentiated from them.

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In PLOS this week: grey wolf population genomics, mutations associated with lung adenocarcinoma survival, and more.

An opinion piece at Bloomberg discusses China's stance on genomic research.

Genetic ancestry testing can affect a person's sense of identity, the New York Times Magazine writes.

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