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Basic Editing

NPR reports on ongoing basic research involving CRISPR and human embryos in the US.

No Dumping

The Economist discusses "ethics dumping" in light of the CRISPR embryo editing announcement.

Bananas, Edited

Researchers are using gene-editing tools to protect bananas from disease, New Scientist reports.

The New York Times editorial board discusses the gene-editing tool CRISPR and how to move forward with genome editing.

 The Associated Press reports that Nobel laureate Craig Mello was informed about He Jiankui's efforts to edit human embryos.

Promega said it will combine the CRISPR technology with its own products that are designed for knock-in of genetic reporters into cells or cell lines.

The partners are planning to integrate the technology into Horizon's research tools and services and to develop it for applications in cell therapeutics.

Which Way to Go

The New York Times reports on international efforts to oversee and regulate gene-editing work.

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.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.