This Week in Science

In Science this week, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, report on the use of the genome-editing technology CRISPR to rapidly identify gene variants. Specifically, they used CRISPR to induce mitotic recombination, which can lead to the formation of a recombined chromosome with a single set of genes, rather than the two sets produced by meiotic recombination.

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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.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.