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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.

A new Nature Biotechnology paper reports that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can lead to large deletions or complex rearrangements that could be pathogenic.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.