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Claims and Data

MIT's Technology Review has published excerpts from researcher He Jiankui's unpublished manuscript describing how he edited the genomes of twin girls as embryos with commentary.

Little Known

The Associated Press gives a rundown of what little is known about He Jiankui and the twin girls since his announcement last year that he had edited their genomes as embryos.

A bioethicist from Abertay University uses a utilitarian approach to justify genetically modifying the human germline, the BBC reports.

Treatment So Far

NPR reports that the patient who underwent a CRISPR-based treatment for sickle cell disease is doing well.

The researchers achieved RNA-guided gene editing in multiple human cell lines with high specificity and efficiencies of up to 50 percent.

One Year On

The University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna reflects at Science on the anniversary of the announcement of the birth of twin girls who underwent genome editing.

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The system uses chemical epigenetic modifiers to activate the expression of target genes by recruiting an endogenous chromatin-activating machinery.

Two new grants are helping the company develop its SHERLOCK and INSPECTR technologies as the basis for creating innovative diagnostics.

In Science this week: a review says lifestyles of industrialized societies may be threatening needed gut microbial communities, and more.

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Master's and doctoral students in the UK call on funding groups to extend their grants for the duration of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Guardian reports.

Squid can make edits to their RNA within the cytoplasm of their axons, Science News reports.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is putting $25 million toward COVID-19 treatment research, according to the Verge.

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