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A Stanford University investigation finds that its researchers did not take part in He Jiankui's work to develop gene-edited infants.

NPR's Morning Edition reports that a number of CRISPR-based gene editing treatments are to be tested soon in humans in the US.

The team reported that engineering a hairpin secondary structure onto the spacer region of sgRNAs can increase specificity by several orders of magnitude.

Stanford University's Stephen Quake tells the New York Times that he encouraged CRISPR researcher He Jiankui to seek the proper ethical approvals.

A Wee Pale Lizard

Science reports that researchers have found a way to use CRISPR on lizard embryos.

In PLOS this week: 'reverse genome-wide association study' method; genetic links between Familial Mediterranean Fever and ankylosing spondylitis; and more.

In Science this week: genomic study of convergent evolution of the loss of flight in birds, and more.

In Nature this week: analysis of gut microbiome of colorectal cancer patients, enzymes that block CRISPR editing, and more.

The firm originally raised $55.5 million in the round in February 2018, and said investors added $30 million in December and another $20 million more recently.

The company plans to sell 7.9 million shares of common stock at $16 per share through its initial public offering.

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The Guardian reports that visa costs could prevent scientists and others from coming to the UK.

The Trump Administration is reconsidering its plan to issue an executive order to require federally funded research to be freely available upon publication, Times Higher Education reports.

Nature News says some preprint repositories may close down due to a lack of funds to cover costs.

In Nature this week: framework for analyzing cancer mutational signatures, treatment resistance in small cell lung cancer followed by increased intratumoral heterogeneity, and more.