US Patent No. 9,476,091

Use of G-clamp for improved allele-specific PCR
Oct 27, 2016

Roche has been awarded US Patent No. 9,476,091, "Use of G-clamp for improved allele-specific PCR."

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.