BERKELEY —. A group of 18 scientists and ethicists today warned that a revolutionary new tool to cut and splice DNA should be used cautiously when attempting to fix human genetic disease, and strongly discouraged any attempts at making changes to the human genome that could be passed on to offspring. The same issue of Science features a collection of recent research papers, commentary and news articles on CRISPR and its implications. Share this story
A fast-track peer-review trial is in the news. A Nature Publishing Group (NPG) -owned journal's editorial board member has resigned in protest over a pilot project where researchers pay for faster peer review. Mark Maslin Meanwhile, in an update, Bohannon reported that a commenter of his story and additional editors of Scientific Reports sent NPG a letter saying the announcement arose concern among them, because of the implications this introduction may have.
UNSW scientists have achieved a world first, publishing the complete DNA sequence of the Queensland fruit fly – a development that will improve both biosecurity and methods for controlling this global horticultural pest. small genetic differences it will be much easier than usual to pinpoint the genetic basis for different traits, such as reproduction, physical characteristics, host fruit preferences, attraction to odours, and potential to invade new areas. Related Stories
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