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In this week's Nature, a team led by Harvard University researchers reports the use of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to treat hearing loss in a mouse model of deafness. The scientists created lipid-encapsulated CRISPR molecules that could preferentially disrupt the dominant deafness-associated allele of a hearing loss gene, and administered them directly into the cochlea of the mice.

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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.