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Early Glimpse

The Associated Press reports on early, potentially promising results from a gene-editing trial.

Solana, founded in 2017 by former Illumina employees, has launched hundreds of products, including DNA sequencing solutions.

A CRISPR Go

US companies have begun recruiting for a CRISPR-based gene-editing trial to treat β-thalassemia, Stat News reports.

Japanese broadcaster NHK reports that a Japanese government panel has decided not to regulate some types of gene editing. 

One Base

Wired reports that researchers in China have used base editing to fix a Marfan syndrome-linked mutation in human embryos.

In a pair of commentaries, researchers critique last year's paper reporting the use of CRISPR/Cas9 to correct a mutation in viable human embryos.

The Associated Press reports that the J.R. Simplot Company has acquired gene-editing licensed rights.

In These Cases, Sure

A new poll found that US adults consider editing fetal genes acceptable if it's to improve the child's health, Newsweek reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

The firm's CEO Kevin Ness said confirmation of MAD7's editing activity in human HEK293T cells shows the potential for Inscripta's technology.

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New US Department of Commerce rules will affect supercomputing in China, according to the Wall Street Journal.

A new analysis finds that it will be more than a century until female computer scientists publish at the same rate as their male counterparts, ScienceInsider reports.

Broad Institute researchers describe an approach they've dubbed "DNA microscopy."

In PLOS this week: epigenetic changes following hepatitis C virus treatment, metagenomic analysis of Ugandan children with febrile illness, and more.