US Patent No. 9,463,461

Self-contained cartridge and methods for integrated biochemical assay at the point-of-care
Oct 12, 2016

Johns Hopkins University has been awarded US Patent No. 9,463,461, "Self-contained cartridge and methods for integrated biochemical assay at the point-of-care."

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.