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February 5, 2019: 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.

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In PLOS this week: preconception carrier screening program results, comparative genomics-based analysis of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, and more.

Canadian regulators are beginning to share information from new drug studies, Undark reports.

In a column at the Dallas Morning News, the Stanley Medical Research Institute's E. Fuller Torrey says the Human Genome Project hasn't delivered on promised results.

Researchers explore a possible genetic cause for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, KOMO News reports.