US Patent No. 9,168,529

Air cooling systems and methods for microfluidic devices
Oct 29, 2015

Canon US Life Technologies has been awarded US Patent No. 9,168,529, "Air cooling systems and methods for microfluidic devices."

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."

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