Gene Silencing/Gene Editing

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

The tool will simplify the design of cloning experiments using the Golden Gate Assembly method, the companies said. 

Led by David Baltimore and Jennifer Doudna, a multi-disciplinary group of experts has called for steps to evaluate the possible consequences of the genome engineering technology.

UCSD researchers introduced a strategy for producing autocatalytic gene edits in fruit flies that pass to their offspring.

The method could speed up work on synthetic gene circuits and help make gene cloning easier throughout molecular biology.

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 Nature this week: Icelandic genome sequences, approach to increase CRISPR efficiency, and more.

Testing showing "genetic incompatibilities" have led thousands of couples in Saudi Arabia to call off their weddings, the BBC reports.

Decode Genetics' ability to tell Icelanders, even ones the company hasn't sequenced, about their disease risk brings up ethical questions.

Genetic analysis of Britain's King Richard III and modern descendants of his relatives indicate breaks in the male line.