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The company said it will use the funds to accelerate the development of applications for its Onyx Digital Genome Engineering platform.

The new tool can provide a more accurate and unbiased view of the multiple outcomes of CRISPR-based gene editing, according to the developers.

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MIT's Technology Review has published excerpts from researcher He Jiankui's unpublished manuscript describing how he edited the genomes of twin girls as embryos with commentary.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

In Science this week: researchers find transplanting the gut microbiome in mice affects physiology, and more.

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

Pages

The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.