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In Nature Biotechnology this week, a Seoul National University team reports a new CRISPR-based method for assessing the genome-wide target specificity of adenine base editors. The scientists created a modified version of Digenome-seq — an in vitro whole-genome sequencing method for identifying CRISPR-induced double-strand breaks — that could detect adenine base editor off-target sites with a substitution frequency of 0.1 percent or more, they write.

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The Associated Press reports that a state board in Texas has asked ANDE, a maker of rapid DNA machines, to halt its work there.

James Wyngaarden, the former director of the US National Institutes of Health, has died at 94, according to Duke University School of Medicine.

Researchers find that a 30-year-old skull comes from a narwhal-beluga hybrid, according to Science News.

In Nature this week: study of value diversity in GWAS, Epstein-Barr virus subtypes linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma risk, and more.