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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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.