Different Proteins can be used for CRISPR gene editing which will get around legal issues on CRISPR-Cas9

The cutting protein Cas9 can be replaced by a different protein, Cpf1, which Feng Zhang, a researcher at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard says will also work as a versatile editing tool. The background for the Broad announcement is a bruising patent fight with the University of California, Berkeley, over who invented the …

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10 Petaflop Supercomputer in Japan is Funded again

Finance Minister Hirohisa Fujii and other key Cabinet members agreed Wednesday to allow the science ministry as a special case to earmark up to around 23 billion yen in the fiscal 2010 budget to support projects to develop a next-generation supercomputer. The $300 million project is funded for Fujitsu to make a 10 petaflop supercomputer …

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