The 9p21.3 locus influences the expression of other genes, and affects cell adhesion and contractile force of vascular smooth muscle cells.
The World Health Organization is putting together a panel of experts to develop guidelines and standards for gene editing, according to Reuters.
The Southern University of Science and Technology denies that He Jiankui, the controversial gene-editing researcher, has been detained, the South China Morning Post reports.
Even as He Jiankui expressed pride in the work he had done to alter the CCR5 genes of twin embryos, researchers and ethicists decried him as misguided.
The New York Times reports China has suspended the work of He Jiankui, who announced this week the birth of two gene-edited babies.
He Jiankui announced another pregnancy resulting from his gene-editing work in his presentation to the International Human Genome Editing Summit, Stat News reports.
The researchers studied edits generated by more than 40,000 gRNAs and gathered data for more than 109 mutational outcomes to create the software.
China has ordered an investigation into claims that CRISPR was used to genetically modify two human infants, the Guardian reports.
Southern University of Science and Technology's He Jiankui has announced the birth of twin girls who underwent CRISPR-based editing of their CCR5 genes.
The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.
A University of California, Los Angeles-led team has found turning off the CCR5 gene could improve recovery after a stroke, according to Scientific American.
South Dakota lawmakers are to weigh a bill aimed at teaching the strengths and weaknesses of scientific concepts, the Associated Press and KEVN-Black Hills Fox report.
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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.