The Hot New Method

Genome editing is "the new black," writes Rafal Marszalek at BioMed Central's On Biology blog.

However, Marszalek notes that genome editing has been around for some time with researchers relying on TALENs and ZFNs to do the work, though the current craze is centered on the CRISPR/Cas9 system, which gained notice in 2012 through publications from Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier and from Feng Zhang and Luciano Marrafini.

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The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

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