gene editing

Beyond Cas9

Researchers are searching for a range of gene-editing enzyme tools, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Two new studies identified extensive RNA scaffolds underlying the increased editing efficiency of these nucleases.

Basic Editing

NPR reports on ongoing basic research involving CRISPR and human embryos in the US.

No Dumping

The Economist discusses "ethics dumping" in light of the CRISPR embryo editing announcement.

Bananas, Edited

Researchers are using gene-editing tools to protect bananas from disease, New Scientist reports.

The New York Times editorial board discusses the gene-editing tool CRISPR and how to move forward with genome editing.

 The Associated Press reports that Nobel laureate Craig Mello was informed about He Jiankui's efforts to edit human embryos.

Promega said it will combine the CRISPR technology with its own products that are designed for knock-in of genetic reporters into cells or cell lines.

The partners are planning to integrate the technology into Horizon's research tools and services and to develop it for applications in cell therapeutics.

Which Way to Go

The New York Times reports on international efforts to oversee and regulate gene-editing work.

Pages

Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.