US Patent No. 8,906,616

Engineering of systems, methods and optimized guide compositions for sequence manipulation
Dec 19, 2014

The Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard College have been awarded US Patent No. 8,906,616, "Engineering of systems, methods and optimized guide compositions for sequence manipulation."

York University researchers find genomic evidence of inbreeding in the yellow-banded bumblebee, according to Reuters.

In its survey of US adults, the Pew Research Center finds that views on the genetic engineering of animals depend on why it's done.

The Scientist reports agricultural researchers are working on a gene-stacking tool.

In Nature this week: statistical method for overcoming case-control imbalance issues, and more.