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In Nature this week, a team from the University of California, San Diego publishes a study demonstrating the feasibility of a gene drive in lab mice. The scientists used CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to promote the inheritance of an engineered allele of the tyrosinase (Tyr) gene and, while unsuccessful in male rodents, were able to boost the rate of inheritance of the Tyr allele in the female animals to as much as 70 percent.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.