UC Berkeley

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. 

Doudna will get $2.1 million to set up the Center for Genome Editing and Recording, and Zhang will get $1.1 million to develop tools for RNA interrogation.

Prize for Five

Five researchers are to share this year's Albany Medical Center Prize for their work on the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool, the AP reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: de novo mutations contribute to non-syndromic craniosynostosis, fungal tree of life, and more.

Researchers led by Jennifer Doudna found that the architecture of the Cas1-Cas2 integrase contributes to bacterial adaptive immunity.

A new study led by UC-Berkeley scientists shows that an inhibitor protein from a Listeria bacteriophage can block Cas9 from interacting with DNA.

Berkeley researchers described variants of the Cas13a CRISPR protein that could allow for simultaneous detection of two different RNA molecules.

Reinstating the CRISPR patent interference with the Broad Institute would allow UC to argue that Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier invented it first.

The program will provide two young scientists with funding for independent research as well as resources to help them commercialize their technology.

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The New York Times profiles 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki and describes how she bounced back from a bad year.

Fotis Kafatos, the founding president of the European Research Council, has died, according to the Associated Press.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of honeybee disease, microRNA profiles of people with lupus nephritis, and more.

The Verge's Angela Chen tried out a gene test for fitness advice, but didn't learn much new information.