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In a Different Lab

NPR reports that graduate students in the US are helping with SARS-CoV-2 testing.

In PNAS this week: comparative genomic analysis to find Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence genes, "anti-CRISPR" proteins in Staphylococcus aureus, and more.

The activity of the ABE8e editor is increased 590-fold compared to the activity of the ABE7.10, and it can be paired with a variety of Cas9 or Cas12 homologs. 

Phages With More

Researchers have uncovered large bacteriophages whose genomes include translational machinery, Live Science reports.

In Nature this week: review of scientific, technical, and ethical aspects of therapeutic genome editing; fitness consequence map for rice; and more.

The EPO rejected arguments that were filed in opposition to the patent, which covers the use of CRISPR-Cas9 in cellular and non-cellular settings.

In Nature this week: artificial intelligence system is better at spotting breast cancer than experts and a universal sample multiplexing method for single-cell RNA sequencing.

In PNAS this week: metatranscriptomic analyses of soil viruses, links between endogenous retroviruses and memory impairment in fruit flies, and more.

In PNAS this week: genomic analysis of the venomous Hispaniolan solenodon, Epstein-Barr virus amplification in replication compartments, and more.

One Year On

The University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna reflects at Science on the anniversary of the announcement of the birth of twin girls who underwent genome editing.

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A new blood test might be able to detect the presence of some 50 cancers, according to New Scientist.

Undark looks into how coronavirus-related shutdowns are affecting field researchers.

In PNAS this week: strategies to design DNA oligonucleotide probes for bacteria, Vibrio cholerae evolution in Haiti, and more.

NPR reports that graduate students in the US are helping with SARS-CoV-2 testing.