Gene Silencing/Gene Editing

Hairpin will be the exclusive agent for negotiating and executing new license agreements for patents covering the CSHL RNAi technology.

The findings build on previous work that showed a gene known to be regulated by an miRNA family influenced the growth of fruit in Arabidopsis.

Inhibiting the non-homologous end-joining DNA repair mechanism led to an eightfold increase in efficiency of gene knock-ins.

The investment from the UK will create an integrated biology research complex with lab space for 350 researchers and establish the Centre for Tissue Repair.

The gene editing company priced its initial public offering of 5.5 million American Depositary Shares with expectations of going public on the Nasdaq. 

Method for expression of small RNA molecules within a cell
Analyzing messenger RNA and microRNA in the same reaction mixture
Methods and compositions for detection of small RNAs
Identification of microRNAs (miRNAs) in fecal samples as biomarkers for gastroenterological cancers
Method for determining the origin of a sample
RNA interference-mediating small RNA molecules

In PNAS this week: rare variants linked to bleeding disorder, comparison of whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing, and more.

George Church tells The Sunday Times that his group has inserted some woolly mammoth genes into elephant cells.

A Scientific Reports editor resigns over a new policy at the journal allowing researchers to pay to fast track the peer review of their manuscripts, and poll.

The National Cancer Institute's Harold Varmus discusses the state of cancer research with the New York Times.