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It's been a year since researcher He Jiankui announced that he had used CRISPR to alter the genomes of two twin girls as embryos, and CRISPR researcher Jennifer Doudna from the University of California, Berkeley, writes at Science that that moment was "an unsettling push into an era that will test how society decides to use this revolutionary technology."

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GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

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In Science this week: approach to measure microRNA targeting efficiency, strategy to conduct high-throughput chemical screens at single-cell resolution, and more.