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

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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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NIH Revises Funding Strategy for Young Researchers

By | December 19, 2017

The agency plans to ease restrictions on grants to a narrowly defined group of early- and mid-career researchers.  

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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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French President Emmanuel Macron awards millions of euros in research funding to climate scientists who will relocate from the U.S. and elsewhere to France.

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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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Among this year’s winners are a geneticist who revealed how plants respond to shade and a group of physicists who mapped the universe’s background radiation.

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services propose covering the test with Medicare. 

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