gene editing

These Cas inhibitors — published in two studies — inhibit the activity of several Type V-A and Type I-C CRISPR systems, including several Cas12a orthologs.

Early Glimpse

The Associated Press reports on early, potentially promising results from a gene-editing trial.

Solana, founded in 2017 by former Illumina employees, has launched hundreds of products, including DNA sequencing solutions.

A CRISPR Go

US companies have begun recruiting for a CRISPR-based gene-editing trial to treat β-thalassemia, Stat News reports.

Japanese broadcaster NHK reports that a Japanese government panel has decided not to regulate some types of gene editing. 

One Base

Wired reports that researchers in China have used base editing to fix a Marfan syndrome-linked mutation in human embryos.

In a pair of commentaries, researchers critique last year's paper reporting the use of CRISPR/Cas9 to correct a mutation in viable human embryos.

The Associated Press reports that the J.R. Simplot Company has acquired gene-editing licensed rights.

In These Cases, Sure

A new poll found that US adults consider editing fetal genes acceptable if it's to improve the child's health, Newsweek reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

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