This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the University of Minnesota and elsewhere consider ties between gut microbiome shifts and mutational patterns in colorectal cancers. Using a combination of 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing-based gut microbiome profiling and whole-exome tumor-matched normal sequencing, the team searched for interactions between gut microbiome members and tumor genetics in 44 individuals with CRC.

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The UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics says genetically modifying human embryos could be morally permissible, according to the Guardian.

A new Nature Biotechnology paper reports that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can lead to large deletions or complex rearrangements that could be pathogenic.

The Wall Street Journal likens a prototype developed by Synthetic Genomics to a "biological fax machine."

In PNAS this week: strategy for reactivating Rett syndrome-linked MECP2, small molecules able to suppress Staphylococcus aureus virulence, and more.