Exonics will use the funding to advance preclinical research from UT-Southwestern researcher Eric Olson on genome editing of DMD mutations in a mouse model.
The researchers who engineered the ortholog also packaged it into viral vectors to deliver gene-editing machinery to mouse cells.
UC can still salvage its CRISPR IP rights after last week's decision, but a long-shot appeal in federal court is the only possibility for total victory.
The authors framed their report as a guidebook to help regulatory agencies across the globe coordinate "consistent" rules while allowing for societal differences.
The Broad Institute's lawyers used statements from Jennifer Doudna to undermine UC's case that one could expect CRISPR/Cas9 to work in eukaryotic cells.
In PLOS this week: a sequencing-based screen of Lyme disease-causing pathogen, the range of animals bitten by Anopheles darling mosquitoes in Peru, and more.
An NC State researcher is exploring the use of CRISPR-Cas3 as an anti-microbial, Gizmodo reports.
The Earth BioGenome Project plans to sequence all life on Earth, according to ScienceInsider.
For those who are concerned about Trump administration actions related to science, a new column in Scientific American has suggestions for ways to fight back.