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Peking University-led researchers edited stem cells an HIV patient was treated with in an attempt to cure disease, the Associated Press reports.
In Nature this week: catalog of changes associated with gene knockouts in yeast, simultaneous profiling of three-dimensional genome structure and DNA methylation in single cells, and more.
The Genome Sensor — the first product Cardea will market under the Nanosens brand — will allow the user to Google a genome using a single guide RNA.
The companies also launched an early-access program for their first CRISPR-Chip-based product, the Genome Sensor.
The team found that base editors that exhibit RNA off-target editing can also self-edit their own transcripts, leading to heterogeneity in their coding sequences.
Even as the chip is being used to detect diseases, its inventors are also finding that the it can be used to validate other CRISPR-based technologies.
The researchers will evaluate recent developments in human genome editing as well as responses from the public and scientific communities.
The team tested the system in living mice with progeria, inserting a normal copy of the LMNA gene into the animals to diminish features of the disease.
In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.
In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.
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.