Some of the best stuff we picked up around the Internet
By: Rasmus Kragh Jakobsen
The new Prime Editing prototype gene editing method explained by Emma Yasinski at The Scientist. Combining CRISPR-Cas9 and base-editing David Liu and colleagues at the Broad Institute cuts only one strand of DNA to gain better precision and similar efficiency as CRISPR-Cas9 solo. Also here and here.
Russian ‘CRISPR-baby’ scientist has started work. David Cyranoski, Nature News, reports that biologist Denis Rebrikov's controversial 'CRISPR-baby' plans have taken a turn from making HIV resistant babies to repair the gene linked to deafness, called GJB2. And here. And meet a deaf woman who considers collaborating with Rebrikov to have hearing 'CRISPR-babies'.
Promising new gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy using dystrophin's distant cousin utrophin
Geneticists retract study suggesting the chinese 'CRISPR-babies' might die early
Amazing scientific visualization - 3D digital video tour for learning about biology and medicine
More visuals - I just love Nikon’s Small World Competition 'showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope'. Image Credit: Teresa Zgoda & Teresa Kugler, winning entry Nikon Small World Competition 2019