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Self-CRISPRing?

Josiah Zayner wants to make gene editing easy, according to Fast Company.

Zayner argues that, rather than having to know the technical ins and outs, people should just be able to say they want to make a purple mushroom. "That's as difficult as it should be for a human being to genetically modify something," he said at the SynBioBeta conference, according to Fast Company.

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Researchers have sequenced the genome of the depth-dwelling giant squid.

Prosecutors have charged a former Drexel University professor with theft for allegedly spending federal grant money on adult entertainment and other unrelated expenses, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

Chris Collins, a former US representative, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in an insider trading case involving an Australian biotechnology firm, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: Trypanosoma brucei transcripts, estimate of people at risk of inherited retinal disease, and more.