CRISPR could be a key tool to address sustainability and other agricultural issues, Vox reports, but it wonders whether the public will view CRISPR-edited crops similarly to genetically modified organisms.
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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.
The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.
In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.
MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.