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The researchers achieved RNA-guided gene editing in multiple human cell lines with high specificity and efficiencies of up to 50 percent.

The new system, called BODE 2, will launch at the end of this year and will replace the existing BODE for the analysis of "big omics" data for research.

PTC Therapeutics is developing a gene therapy for the rare genetic disease AADC deficiency, which impacts the production of two key neurotransmitters.

The company is hoping that the comprehensive solution will help bring on more pharma customers and offer extended opportunities for current users.

Mitochondrial sequences suggest some haplogroups found in Finland today arrived in the region pre-Iron Age, though population distributions have shifted.

Bioethicists disagree with a research team's decision to allow the return of risk results for adult-onset conditions from a newborn sequencing project, according to Reuters.

Alterations to particular gene may enable the Quechua of Peru to better tolerate high-altitude life, Ars Technica reports.

Nature News reports that additional South Korean researchers have included the names of children on scientific papers when they did not contribute to the work.

In PLOS this week: statistical approach to prioritize rare variant searches, gene expression alterations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and more.