William Greenleaf: The DNA Folding Question
Assistant professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
Recommended by Michael Snyder, Stanford University

Greenleaf.jpgEach cell in the human body contains some two meters of DNA, but that length is folded and folded again to fit into a nucleus that is only five microns large.

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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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