US Patent No. 8,969,071

Passive chip-based droplet sorting
Mar 10, 2015

Lawrence Livermore National Security and the University of California have been awarded US Patent No. 8,969,071, "Passive chip-based droplet sorting."

The UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics says genetically modifying human embryos could be morally permissible, according to the Guardian.

A new Nature Biotechnology paper reports that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can lead to large deletions or complex rearrangements that could be pathogenic.

The Wall Street Journal likens a prototype developed by Synthetic Genomics to a "biological fax machine."

In PNAS this week: strategy for reactivating Rett syndrome-linked MECP2, small molecules able to suppress Staphylococcus aureus virulence, and more.