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EU Advisor Recommends Regulatory Exemption for Gene Editing

By | January 19, 2018

Crops produced using mutagenic technologies such as CRISPR should generally be exempt from regulatory laws governing GMOs, according to the published opinion.

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South Korean Universities Make Deal with Elsevier

By | January 17, 2018

A consortium of 300 universities and college libraries had taken a strong stance against the publishing giant’s price hikes. 

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Researchers identify antibodies for two commonly used Cas9 proteins in human blood. Investors take notice.

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PNAS Editor-in-Chief Placed on Leave

By | January 5, 2018

In a gender discrmination lawsuit against the Salk Institute, a female scientist alleges that biologist Inder Verma was dismissive of his female colleagues. 

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Coriell Institute CEO Dies

By | January 4, 2018

Michael Christman oversaw the organization’s well-known biobank and pioneered a personalized medicine initiative.

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Alcohol Damages Mouse DNA

By | January 3, 2018

A byproduct of alcohol consumption causes mutations in the DNA of mouse blood stem cells, and some of the breaks are not repaired.

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Fazlul Sarkar had unsuccessfully sued PubPeer to reveal the identity of a commenter who accused him of research misconduct.

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CRISPR to Debut in Clinical Trials

By | December 14, 2017

The first industry-sponsored CRISPR therapy is slated to be tested in humans in 2018.

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The nine plaintiffs allege the university’s actions put women at risk.

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Putative Gay Genes Identified, Questioned

By | December 7, 2017

A genomic interrogation of homosexuality turns up speculative links between genetic elements and sexual orientation, but researchers say the study is too small to be significant. 

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