gene editing

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: study of gene drive feasibility in lab mice, circulating tumor DNA from cerebrospinal fluid to track glioma progression, and more.

Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

The nuclease, which comes from Bacillus hisashii, has gain-of-function mutations that facilitate robust editing in human cell lines and primary human T cells.

The protease-activated Cas9 enzymes could reduce off-target effects and could be used to sense pathogens and trigger an immune response.

The partners will work to find novel proteins, including DNA endonucleases, to develop new gene editing therapies for cystic fibrosis and other diseases.

An Associated Press poll finds that most US adults think it would be fine to use gene editing to prevent an incurable or fatal disease.

Watching CRISPR

The Los Angeles Times says CRISPR gene editing is a field to watch in the next year.

Ohio State University researchers found that a phosphorothioate-modified DNA-crRNA duplex completely blocked the function of Cas12a.

The firm is developing and beta-testing a line of guide RNA libraries to support CRISPR-based targeted capture and sequencing approaches.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: extension to uncultivated virus genome reporting standards, multiplex orthogonal CRISPR-based genome editing approach, and more.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.