Edits Eyed

An Australian team of researchers has used the CRISPR/Cas9 approach to edit a gene in mouse eye, New Scientist reports. This, it adds, suggests that CRISPR-based approaches might be harnessed to treat inherited eye diseases and save patients' sight.

"We are certainly very excited by the potential," the University of Tasmania's Alex Hewitt tells New Scientist.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

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China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.