gene editing

The startup was cofounded by the Broad Institute's Feng Zhang and Harvard's David Walt among others, and raised $15.6 million in June.

Pairwise, an agricultural startup using gene editing to address global food challenges, was cofounded by Feng Zhang, David Liu, and Keith Joung.

Genome editing will likely first touch many people's lives through its use in agriculture, says the University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna at the Financial Times.

OK With It

A survey finds that the UK public approves of the use of gene editing to prevent genetic disorders from being passed down from parent to child.

On the Verge

The Financial Times reports that CRISPR-based biotechs are about to start human studies of gene-editing treatments.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: CRISPR-based approach for recording cellular events, and more.

Whitehead Institute researchers were able to restore nearly full FMR1 expression in a fragile X syndrome iPSC cell line.

CRISPR Reading

The CRISPR Journal has debuted its inaugural issue and, according to its publisher, plans to focus on research and commentary on gene editing.

Research teams and commercial firms are increasingly using genome editing to address farm animal health and welfare, from viral resistance to physical traits.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: gene variant linked to inflammatory bowel disease, and more.


Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.