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Dan Rather, the former CBS Evening News anchor and executive producer of a new documentary, writes at the Guardian that everyone needs to know about CRISPR.

In PNAS this week: analysis of FOXA1 upregulation in ER-positive breast cancer, gene editing to correct recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, and more.

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MIT's Technology Review has published excerpts from researcher He Jiankui's unpublished manuscript describing how he edited the genomes of twin girls as embryos with commentary.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

Pages

NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.