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Building a genomic GPS with CRISPR

A new “app” for finding and mapping chromosomal loci using multicolored versions of CRISPR/Cas9, one of the hottest tools in biomedical research today, has been developed by scientists at UMass Medical School. This labeling system could be a key to understanding the spatial and temporal...
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Scientists Call for a Summit on Gene-Edited Babies

A group of senior American scientists and ethics experts is calling for debate on the gene-engineering of humans, warning that technology able to change the DNA of future generations is now “imminent.” In policy recommendations published today in the journal Science, eighteen researchers, including two...
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Biologists devise invasion plan for mutations

Biologists devise invasion plan for mutations On 28 December 2014, Valentino Gantz and Ethan Bier checked on the fruit flies that had just hatched in their lab at the University of California (UC), San Diego. By the classic rules of Mendelian genetics, only one out...
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