gene editing

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

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.

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

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.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

Gene editing is expected to give rise to new job opportunities, according to BBC Capital.

Editing in the Womb

Researchers use a CRISPR approach in utero to treat a lethal condition in mice, Stat News reports.

Scientists say that a DARPA project to use bugs to modify plant genes could be viewed as a bioweapon, the Associated Press reports.

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

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

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.