CRISPR

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: machine learning-based method for CRISPR editing, symbiotic genes of Medicago truncatula, and more.

The investigators showed that template-free Cas9 editing is capable of repair to a predicted genotype, allowing for correction of disease-associated mutations.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: drug resistance evolution in Candida in a cystic fibrosis patient, point mutation in cotton bollworm allows it to persist in "Bt" crops, and more.

DefiniGen said it plans to use ERS Genomics' technology to create disease models to support drug discovery for type 2 diabetes and other conditions.

DefiniGen said it plans to use the Broad's technology to create disease models to support the development of therapeutics for metabolic diseases.

The deal covers AccuRef's portfolio of CRISPR-engineered cell line-based cancer reference materials for low-to-mid plex clinical genomic applications.

The MIT team found that a previously uncharacterized Cas9 from Streptococcus canis has fewer PAM requirements than the more widely used S. pyogenes Cas9.

Use What We've Got

In a Nature opinion piece, the University of Michigan's Shobita Parthasarathy argues for the use of the patent system to regulate gene editing.

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In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.