Computational systems biology is giving oncology research a boost at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, where scientists are using technology from Gene Network Sciences, Ariadne Genomics, and GeneGo to elucidate the mechanism of action of potential therapeutics and point the way toward biomarkers related to drug efficacy and response.

Timothy Perera, a principal scientist in the oncology research early development group at J&J PRD Europe, presented early results of this work at the annual Cancer Progress conference in New York on March 8.

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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.

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