Quick Cell Edits

Researchers have found a way to quickly edit the genes of the immune systems' white blood cells, the New York Times reports.

A team led by the University of California, San Francisco's Alexander Marson developed a CRISPR-Cas9 system that doesn't need a viral targeting system — it instead relies on electroporation — to insert large swathes of DNA in the genomes of primary human T cells.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.