This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team of Japanese scientists reports a modified version of the genome-editing technology CRISPR that can perform DNA substitutions without cleaving DNA. CRISPR functions by inducing double-strand DNA breaks followed by DNA repair. However, this process can result in unwanted genetic insertions and deletions in genomic DNA.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.