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CRISPR

The company is aiming to create a suite of products that can help researchers and manufacturers engineer various genomes at scale for multiple purposes.

The process challenges claims made in certain UC Berkeley patents on the use of CRISPR-Cas9 to edit eukaryotic genomes.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.

From Pigs to Monkeys

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system that does not require double-strand DNA breaks, and more.

During the five-year collaboration, the partners will research disease-causing gene mutations and develop new CRISPR-based technologies for drug discovery.

A Russian researcher wants to implant gene-edited embryos into women this year, Nature News reports.

The researchers were able to engineer variants of the base editors that reduced the off-target RNA SNVs while maintaining their on-target DNA editing.

Researchers from the Broad Institute and NIH characterized a CRISPR-associated transposase that can integrate DNA into unique sites in the E. coli genome.

In Nucleic Acids Research: software for analyzing transcriptomic and proteomic data, Fido-SNP tool for predicting consequences of SNVs in the dog genome, and more.

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Three genetic testing companies form a coalition to influence how Congress considers genetic privacy, The Hill reports.

University of California, San Diego researchers investigate how skin care products influence the skin microbiome, Scientific American reports.

The Wall Street Journal examines billing codes used by uBiome.

In PNAS this week: links between lung adenocarcinoma and lncRNA, algorithm to impute and cluster Hi-C interaction profiles from single cells, and more.