Kavli Institute

Three CRISPR researchers are to receive the Kavli Prize in nanoscience, according to the Associated Press.

The publication closely follows a paper by a Dutch group that also showed DNA traversing a nanopore. The Penn team used a method called chemical vapor deposition to grow the graphene on a copper substrate, while the Dutch team used an exfoliation approach to construct its nanopore.

The team's next step is to use the graphene as not only the membrane, but also as the electrodes, and to slow down the DNA so they can read each individual base as it passes through the pore.

A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.