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A genome-wide CRISPR screen has revealed five factors required for HIV infection, but which aren't critical to cell viability, including CD4 and CCR5.

Susan Lindquist Dies

Protein researcher and former Whitehead Institute director Susan Lindquist has died.

A Whitehead Institute-led study has revealed genes essential to one-celled parasites causing human diseases, which have resisted gene-editing techniques.

At one panel of the AACR conference in New Orleans this week, researchers discussed their labs' efforts to develop screens using CRISPR.

The researchers also identified genes involved in cancer cell proliferation and survival that could potentially be used as new drug targets.

The court found that the university had failed to demonstrate that one of its researchers had collaborated with the IP's inventors and therefore is not entitled to co-inventorship.

The partners are the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, The Innovative Genomics Initiative, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and the Broad and Whitehead Institutes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A pair of studies appearing online today in Nature are uncovering evolutionary patterns for the mammalian Y chromosome and revealing conserved Y chromosome sequences stemming from ancestral, dosage-sensitive genes that have acquired functions outside of the male re

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists at the Whitehead Institute will use $5.3 million over the next three years from Biogen Idec to pursue research projects involving genomics, genetics, immunology, neurology, developmental biology, and other approaches.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A US and UK team that delved into previously untapped stretches of sequence on the mammalian X chromosome has uncovered clues that sequences on the female sex chromosome may play a previously unappreciated role in sperm production.

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.