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South Korea-based Macrogen has acquired a a non-exclusive research tool license to CRISPR-Cas9 technology.

Bringing together more than 1,000 prostate cancer exomes, researchers uncovered almost 100 significantly mutated genes, including drivers mutated in a fraction of tumors.

Pairwise, an agricultural startup using gene editing to address global food challenges, was cofounded by Feng Zhang, David Liu, and Keith Joung.

All Up in the Cloud

The Wall Street Journal looks at cloud computing for genomics research at the Broad Institute.

The latest version of the nucleic acid detection platform uses three CRISPR enzymes, making it more sensitive and capable of smaller quantitative measurements.

The xCas9 variant developed by David Liu and his colleagues recognizes a broad range of PAM sequences and has greater DNA specificity than spCas9.

The team discovered a history of multiple major interspecies admixture events in elephant evolution, altering past beliefs of separate genealogical trees.  


The project allows prostate cancer patients to provide their de-identified clinical and genomic data to the research community.

Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed a new package called Scanpy that they hope will support major analytical efforts, such as the Human Cell Atlas.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: CRISPR-based approach for recording cellular events, and more.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.