Feng Zhang was in high school the first time he engineered cells: while volunteering in a gene therapy lab, he made human melanoma cells glow with green fluorescent protein, the memory of which still excites him, writes Sharon Begley at Stat News.

Zhang, now at the Broad Institute, has helped develop two potentially revolutionary approaches in the time since: optogenetics and CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

An opinion piece at Bloomberg discusses China's stance on genomic research.

Genetic ancestry testing can affect a person's sense of identity, the New York Times Magazine writes.

Nebula Genomics is launching its genome sequencing service for free for people who provide certain information about themselves, the Boston Globe reports.

In PLOS this week: grey wolf population genomics, mutations associated with lung adenocarcinoma survival, and more.