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Last year, researchers claimed the gene-editing method had accuracy issues, but a new whole-genome sequencing analysis by the same team finds otherwise.

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image: Monitoring Mutations with Microfluidics

Monitoring Mutations with Microfluidics

By Ruth Williams | March 15, 2018

A device dubbed the “mother machine” enables real-time observation of mutagenesis in single bacterial cells.  

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The agency gave personal genomics company 23andMe the green light to screen samples for breast cancer–related genetic mutations.

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Single-cell genome analyses reveal the amount of mutations a human brain cell will collect from its fetal beginnings until death.

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image: Genetic Mutation in Amish Linked to Longer Life

Genetic Mutation in Amish Linked to Longer Life

By Katarina Zimmer | November 16, 2017

Mutations in both copies of SERPINE1 can result in blood clotting disorders, but carriers might enjoy longer lifespan and health benefits. 

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With the arrival of a new class of single-nucleotide editors, researchers can target the most common type of pathogenic SNP in humans.

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Spark Therapeutics’s Luxturna would be the first approved therapy in the U.S. that replaces or repairs a defective gene inherited from one’s parents.

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An analysis of 14,000 genomes reveals regions where new mutations are more likely to develop.

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image: Scientists Edit Viable Human Embryos in U.S.

Scientists Edit Viable Human Embryos in U.S.

By Kerry Grens | July 27, 2017

The embryos, whose genes were altered by CRISPR, were not intended for implantation. 

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Two freely available databases include data on hundreds of human cancer cell lines. 

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