US Patent No. 9,322,057, US Patent No. 9,322,058, and US Patent No. 9,322,059

Methods for nucleic acid manipulation
Apr 28, 2016

The Penn State Research Foundation has been awarded US Patent No. 9,322,057, US Patent No. 9,322,058, and US Patent No. 9,322,059, "Methods for nucleic acid manipulation."

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.