NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Communications today, an international team led by investigators at Johns Hopkins University described both genetic variants and epigenetic shifts associated with peanut allergy in individuals of European descent.

Using samples collected for the Chicago Food Allergy Study, the researchers genotyped more than 1,300 children with one of nine different food allergies, along with one or both of their biological parents.

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The UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics says genetically modifying human embryos could be morally permissible, according to the Guardian.

A new Nature Biotechnology paper reports that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can lead to large deletions or complex rearrangements that could be pathogenic.

The Wall Street Journal likens a prototype developed by Synthetic Genomics to a "biological fax machine."

In PNAS this week: strategy for reactivating Rett syndrome-linked MECP2, small molecules able to suppress Staphylococcus aureus virulence, and more.