This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, University of California, Berkeley scientists and others investigate a new CRISPR nuclease — dubbed CasX — that can edit the human genome with different functionality than Cas9 and Cas12a. CasX was isolated from groundwater microbes and is smaller than other CRISPR nucleases at fewer than 1,000 amino acids. The authors show that CasX can modify both human and E.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

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