UN: Gene editing for human reproduction is ‘irresponsible’ (Miami Herald)

Miami Herald: UN: Gene editing for human reproduction is ‘irresponsible’. “A panel convened by the World Health Organization said it would be ‘irresponsible’ for scientists to use gene editing for reproductive purposes, but stopped short of calling for a ban. The experts also called for the U.N. health agency to create a database of scientists working on gene editing.”

Chile Bio: New database published on crops genetically edited with CRISPR

Chile Bio, translated from Spanish using Google Translator: New database published on crops genetically edited with CRISPR. “…researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI; Ithaca, NY) have developed the Plant Genetic Editing Database (PGED) to be a central repository for efficiently managing data. of mutant plants, as well as to provide a platform to share data and mutants with the research community. The last hope is that PGED will lead to a more efficient use of resources by reducing unnecessary duplicate experiments and catalyzing collaborations between research institutions.”

TechCrunch: Mammoth Biosciences launches a CRISPR-powered search engine for disease detection

TechCrunch: Mammoth Biosciences launches a CRISPR-powered search engine for disease detection. “Most people tend to think of CRISPR as a groundbreaking gene-editing technology that can hunt down and snip away bits of DNA, like the cut and paste function on a keyboard. While many research projects tend to emphasize the potential of that process in replacing target bits of genetic material, for Mammoth Biosciences, the search function is the real game changer.”