NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers from the University of Bath and Cardiff University in the UK have developed a way to tightly control CRISPR-Cas9-based genome editing using a cheap derivative of lysine. They noted that such a system could have broad applications, and that it is a first step towards purposed, spatiotemporal regulation of gene drives over large geographical ranges.

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

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