CBS News' 60 Minutes dives into CRISPR gene editing and how it could be used to treat disease.
In an essay at Foreign Affairs, University of Pennsylvania researchers discuss how to best regulate CRISPR gene editing.
In PNAS this week: splicing patterns within triple-negative breast cancer, new flySAM tool, and more.
In Nature this week: sequencing and phenotyping of more than 1,000 Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolates, and more.
Technology Review writes that though CRISPR trials in people are beginning, studies in monkeys haven't provided much data.
In PNAS this week: ties between immunity and growth patterns in children, gene regulation in Acrobeloides nanus, and more.
The Weekly Standard writes that academic discussions regarding gene editing need to make way for activists and lobbyists.
Retraction Watch reports that the Nature Methods paper finding off-target effects of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing machinery has been retracted.
Independent teams used ScarTrace and MAP-seq to follow cell type development in zebrafish and characterize axonal projections in the mouse visual cortex, respectively.
One team suggested Cas4 is required to assist the Cas1-2 complex, while the other said Cas4 helps maintain fidelity during CRISPR adaptation.
Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.
Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.
Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.
In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.