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People with sickle cell disease are hopeful that the gene-editing tool CRISPR might be able to offer them relief, Technology Review reports.

"Patients are very intrigued by [CRISPR]. They think it sounds wonderful," Biree Andemariam, director of the New England Sickle Cell Institute at the University of Connecticut Health Center, tells Tech Review.

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23andMe is offering early customers re-testing on newer chips for a fee, Wired reports.

He Jiankui is no longer affiliated with Direct Genomics Biotechnology, the single molecule sequencing company he founded, Nikkei Asian Review reports.

Newsweek writes about the hopes for precision medicine in cancer, but also challenges getting it to patients.

In Genome Research this week: genomic architecture of glioblastoma, predictive computational approach to estimate SNP fitness, and more.