Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.
In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.
Researchers led by Jennifer Doudna found that the architecture of the Cas1-Cas2 integrase contributes to bacterial adaptive immunity.
The team said the resource allows for single-target or combinatorial genetic screens to be carried out at scale in a multiplexed or arrayed format.
The group will study the potential risks and benefits of using CRISPR/Cas9 to develop gene drive systems for control and manipulation of mosquito populations.
The firm recently released two droplet digital PCR-based assays that can characterize edits generated by CRISPR-Cas9 or other genome editing tools.
Harvard University's George Church and his colleagues encoded a GIF into a bacterial population.
In Nature this week: bacteriophage evolution varies based on host, lifestyle, and genetic factors; and more.
A new study led by UC-Berkeley scientists shows that an inhibitor protein from a Listeria bacteriophage can block Cas9 from interacting with DNA.
The company said it will use the funds to develop antimicrobial therapeutics based on CRISPR-Cas3 technology.
Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.
Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.