NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto has launched a new Centre for Genetic Medicine and plans to install four of Life Technologies' Ion Proton machines.

The hospital and Life Tech will collaborate on clinical sequencing studies and will co-develop sequencing workflows and protocols for the Ion Proton with a long-term goal of sequencing 10,000 pediatric genomes per year.

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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.

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