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Gene Silencing/Gene Editing

Scientists led by Eric Kmiec showed that their strategy of point mutation editing with single-stranded DNA oligos and double-strand breaks works with CRISPR/Cas9. 

The ag-bio giant has landed a worldwide, non-exclusive licensing deal for agricultural applications of the genome-editing technology.

Horizon Discovery, Desktop Genetics, and Vectalys will work together to create fully-licensed, customizable kits for CRISPR/Cas9-based genetic screening.

Cell line engineers from Horizon Genomics said a method to make or undo fusion oncogenes in cell lines could help create reference standards for cancer diagnostics.

In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said it intends to sell up to $90 million in common stock on the Nasdaq.

Methods and products for expressing proteins in cells
Compositions and methods for gene silencing
Installation of genomes or partial genomes into cells or cell-like systems
Methods and compositions for gene inactivation
Protein having nuclease activity, fusion protein and uses thereof
Construction of new variants of dextransucrase DSR-S by genetic engineering

In Science this week: a global genetic interaction map for Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and progress made in genomics, precision medicine, and therapeutics.

The price of plane tickets can affect how scientists in different countries choose to collaborate with each other, NPR reports.

The Annals of Improbable Research has awarded the 2016 Ig Nobel Prizes.

Scientific American alleges that the FDA has been "arm-twisting journalists into relinquishing their reportorial independence."