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A patent examiner has issued an Initial Interference Memo in the CRISPR patent fight, possibly leading to an interference proceeding, according to the Law and Biosciences Blog.

CRISPR/Cas9 has already made its way into fields like evolutionary developmental biology and experts believe it is going to be a fundamental technique in molecular biology.

Feng Zhang has shown how to systematically find and improve CRISPR systems, but scientists haven't settled on how to evaluate them for clinical use.

Jennifer Doudna and George Church wrote companion essays that will offer fodder for upcoming discussions on the implications of human genome editing.

Developers of proposals selected for the NCI-funded Cancer Genomics Cloud pilots have kicked of various stages of platform testing ahead of the nine-month evaluation phase

The genomes of two hemichordate worms served as fodder for comparisons that provide a look at the shared ancestor of animals in the deuterostome super-phylum.

Jennifer Doudna sat down with GenomeWeb to talk about being tipped for the Nobel Prize, teaching CRISPR to undergrads, and the public perception of the technology.

The scientists used a multi-omics approach to determine that organs don't age in the same ways or at the same pace.

Adaptations include changes to fatty acid regulatory enzymes that seem to protect against potential heart disease-related effects of a high-fat diet.

The money will be distributed to research groups studying the mechanisms by which three major agricultural plant systems resist infection by pathogens.

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In a letter, about two dozen researchers criticize the World Health Organization investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and call for a new inquiry, the Wall Street Journal reports.

National Geographic reports that nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.

Janet Woodcock, the acting commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, speaks with NPR about SARS-CoV-2 testing and vaccines in the US.

In Science this week: genetic study of kidney fibrosis implicates the SOX9-NAV3-YAP1 axis.