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The licenses cover IP related to a new CRISPR technology known as Cpf1, advanced forms of Cas9, and additional Cas9-based genome editing technologies.

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Artificial tRNAs may allow cells to read through premature stop codons and treat genetic diseases, New Scientist reports.

Common honeybee viruses were present at low levels in most wild-caught bees from Iowa, but did not produce obvious mortality changes in the non-honeybee species.

The company is testing a database solution that will help clinical researchers store, manage, and analyze variant information ahead of full launch this quarter.

The study hints that iPSCs derived from patients with the hereditary disease could be edited ex vivo and reintroduced to fix damaged retinas.

With the NIH funding, the researchers hope to gain new insights into the genetic causes of language impairment in various developmental and disease contexts.

The funding will be used to study the genetic and molecular composition of neuroendocrine tumors, and to develop new diagnosis and treatment strategies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine has received a $7.8 million bequest to fund genetics and genomics research, and to fund new faculty positions.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Iowa City-based Behavioral Diagnostics recently won a one-year, $200,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to fund development of its quantitative measure of cigarette smoking and cessation.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new genome-wide association and protein network analysis study has identified more than three-dozen genes that appear to be involved in the risk of developing alcohol dependence.

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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.