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ACMG Urges Caution When Editing Embryo Genomes

By Diana Kwon | January 30, 2017

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics calls on scientists and health care providers to engage in public discussion about the ethical issues involved in genome editing. 

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Improving Tomato Flavor, Genetically

By Bob Grant | January 26, 2017

A sequencing blitz on the tomato genome reveals the genes that contribute most to tastiness.

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Ancient Origins of Retroviruses

By Tracy Vence | January 12, 2017

Foamy-like endogenous retroviruses may have emerged more than 450 million years ago, according to an analysis.

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More Anti-CRISPR Proteins to Block Cas9

By Kerry Grens | December 29, 2016

The latest CRISPR deactivators to be discovered turn off the Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 widely used in genome editing.

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Researchers Propose Solution to Gene Drive Technology Problem

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 23, 2016

Scientists are getting to closer to developing a technique that can suppress mosquito populations on a continental scale, based on preliminary modeling results.

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Scientists Can’t Replicate Gene-Editing Method

By Kerry Grens | November 21, 2016

Even with the original authors’ vector, the NgAgo technique doesn’t work in others’ hands.

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Virus Provides Clues About Geography

By Amanda B. Keener | November 18, 2016

Researchers use genotypes of a virus commonly found in semen to trace men’s geographic origins.

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Mutation vs. Mutation

By Kerry Grens | November 3, 2016

Yeast study finds many instances—often among related genes—in which a mutation in one gene cancels the negative effects of a mutation in another.

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Family members with a certain gene variant had unnecessary interventions, highlighting the potential hazards of precision medicine.

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Protein Folding Pioneer Dies

By Kerry Grens | October 28, 2016

Susan Lindquist of MIT and the Whitehead Institute broke scientific ground on prions and heat shock proteins.

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