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Editing Ethics

Dalhousie University's Françoise Baylis discusses He Jiankui and the ethics of heritable human genome editing research in a Boston Globe op-ed.

NEB plans to expand its product lines into new areas of research including genome editing, the companies said.

Jail Sentence Imposed

A Chinese court has sentenced He Jiankui and two others to three years in jail for editing the genomes of infants as embryos.

A number of genomics studies made headlines in the 2010s and more are predicted to do so in the coming year.

Researchers have made gene-edited tomatoes that grow in bunches like grapes, as Popular Mechanics reports.

Two recent CRISPR-Cas9 viability screens in cancer cell lines were concordant across multiple metrics despite significant differences in experimental protocols.

Promega said it plans to use the technology to create new research products for investigating endogenous biology.

Lessons to Learn

An editorial in the South China Morning Post seeks to learn from the He Jiankui gene-editing affair.

The companies will identify and optimize novel CRISPR proteins owned by Mammoth, and then license those proteins to Horizon for use in engineered cell lines.

Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.

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Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.