Earlier this week, Kaiser Health News reported on a controversial effort to develop a herpes vaccine — funded by a group of libertarian businessmen, supported by an American university, and completely unmonitored by the FDA or any kind of IRB — being conducted on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts.
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NPR reports that the patient who underwent a CRISPR-based treatment for sickle cell disease is doing well.
Resistance to ash dieback disease among some UK ash trees appears polygenic, the Independent reports.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: sequencing strategy for flash-frozen brain tissue bank samples, new version of ChlamDB, and more.
A UK woman is suing three National Health Service Trusts for not telling her about her father's Huntington's disease diagnosis, the BBC reports.