The Next New Thing

Since it burst onto the scientific scene in 2012, CRISPR/Cas9 has been "hailed as dramatically easier, cheaper, and more versatile than previous technologies" for altering genomes, says Nature News.

But it's not perfect, and researchers are already looking for alternatives.

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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.