The Cas9 enzyme from S. aureus can be delivered by a viral vector and could lead to more CRISPR-based research tools and novel study designs in animal models.
With $4.6M in funding from the Simons Foundation, Kaiser will collect data from 5,000 families in Northern California.
The study results also offer hints to new pathways that might be targeted to overcome resistance to currently used DNA methyltransferase inhibitors.
The partners have agreed to develop and test cancer biomarker assays that simultaneously profile gene and protein expression.
UC Davis' Simeon Boyd and his colleagues will continue genetic research into the condition to identify biomarkers, which could be used for early detection and treatment.
In Genome Research this week: methylation patterns in multiple myeloma, recent Y chromosome bottleneck, and more.
By studying the spectra of microbes on Earth, a team of researchers hopes to be better equipped to detect any on other worlds.
SolveBio's Mark Kaganovich says at TechCrunch that genomics needs an app to push it into the mainstream.
A University of Michigan team is using a Facebook app to recruit and keep in touch with participants in its 'Genes for Good' project.