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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Scientists from Synthetic Genomics and the J. Craig Venter Institute have created a yeast-based platform for editing bacterial genomes using CRISPR/Cas9.

In a study published today in Scientific Reports, a team led by Venter and Daniel Gibson described how they engineered the small ribosomal subunit (16s) RNA of Mycoplasma mycoides, an essential gene for cell viability.

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A Minnesota toddler given a gene therapy to treat her spinal muscular atrophy is now walking, according to Newsweek.

NBC Bay Area reports a California lab has been certified to conduct forensic mitochondrial DNA sequencing.

The New York Times reports on how environmental DNA sampling could monitor endangered species.

In Cell this week: proteomic, genomic, and transcriptomic analysis of endometrial cancer; deep neural network learning-based approach to antibiotic discovery; and more.