US Patent No. 8,999,641

Engineering and optimization of systems, methods, and compositions for sequence manipulation with functional domains
Apr 27, 2015

The Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard College have been awarded US Patent No. 8,999,641, "Engineering and optimization of systems, methods, and compositions for sequence manipulation with functional domains."

Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.