This Week in Science

In Science this week, researchers from the University of California, San Diego, report on the use of the genome-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9 to convert a heterozygous mutation into a homozygous one. To do so, they developed a method called mutagenic chain reaction, or MCR, which uses CRISPR/Cas9 to create autocatalytic mutations to generate homozygous loss-of-function mutations.

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The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on green fluorescent protein, has died.

In PLOS this week: analytical approach for finding new genetic associations, analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes-infecting viruses, and more.

Stat News reports that the head of IBM Watson Health is leaving her post.