The data show that Phytophthora pathogens evolved effectors that bind to a conserved plant protein that controls small RNA biogenesis and processing.
The unique characteristics of mitochondrial genomes and diseases add a twist to the current discussions about heritable edits to the genome.
Though the edit was made in non-viable zygotes, the study wades into human germline engineering, a topic of great consternation for the CRISPR/Cas9 research community.
Thermo Fisher will market Horizon's X-MAN human haploid and diploid isogenic cell line collection.
The firm adds CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing to its portfolio of plant genome engineering technologies, which also includes meganucleases and TALENs.
In PLOS this week: phylogenetic study of hepatitis E viruses in Swedish moose, recombination sites in the honeybee genome, and more.
Differences in DNA methylation could be used to distinguish between DNA samples obtained from identical twins, researchers say.
A retrovirus that's been integrated into the human genome appears to have a role in embryonic development, researchers report.
A report from MIT identifies areas of scientific research where declining research support is hindering needed advances.