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This Week in Science

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

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: method to predict cancer susceptibility, root microbiome, and more.

Excitement for CRISPR

Researchers from the Doudna lab and the National Human Genome Research Institute held an 'Ask Me Anything' on Reddit last week.

The Broad Institute also announced announced a setback in proceedings over a CRISPR patent application filed in Europe.

For Chocolate's Sake

The University of California, Berkeley, and chocolate-maker Mars are working together to tweak cacao plants using gene editing so the plants can handle climate change.

CRISPR Hopes for ALS

Gizmodo wonders whether CRISPR could present a treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genomic studies of how fungal pathogen overcomes resistant wheat plants, and more.

Graduate students and others object to the US House of Representatives tax bill treating tuition waivers as income.

In February, the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board stopped UC's bid for IP underpinning the most lucrative applications of genome editing.

The researchers used this approach to show how non-coding variation associated with human immune dysfunction alters context-specific gene programs. 

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Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.

A phylogenetic analysis indicates two venomous Australian spiders are more closely related than thought, the International Business Times reports.

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

A new company says it will analyze customers' genes to find them a suitable date, though Smithsonian magazine says the science behind it might be shaky.