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.
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.
The firm's CEO Kevin Ness said confirmation of MAD7's editing activity in human HEK293T cells shows the potential for Inscripta's technology.
A new Nature Biotechnology paper reports that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can lead to large deletions or complex rearrangements that could be pathogenic.
The UK's Nuffield Council on Bioethics says genetically modifying human embryos could be morally permissible, according to the Guardian.
Wellcome Sanger Institute researchers showed that Cas9-induced DNA breaks frequently resolved into deletions extending over many kilobases in the genome.
Researchers in the UK developed heritable Cas9-mediated mammalian genome editing that is acutely controlled by a cheap lysine derivative.
Researchers have used gene editing to reduce repetitive behaviors linked to autism in a mouse model of the condition, the Telegraph reports.
Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.
Wired reports that researchers have shown they could reprogram a DNA-based computer.
Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.
In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.