Today may be Cyber Monday for the rest of the world, but for us Bundlers, every day is about Genomics. Am I right? It turns out that people affected by genetic diseases put their thumbs up for genomic technology, and right now, scientists are working on handling potential catastrophes related to gene editing… that’s Genomics Monday for you!

Enjoy that and more in today’s stories.

More people are positive to genomic technology 

According to a new patient survey conducted by charity Genetic Alliance UK, patients and families affected by genetic disease are “overwhelmingly positive” about the pursuit of genome editing technologies. 

“Wonder software” – DECoN

Scientists have developed an easy-to-use software tool that can detect important genetic mutations that previously needed to be identified by a separate test.

Scientists’ works on how to handle catastrophic unintended consequences of genome editing in the wild 

Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys as early as spring 2017, and last month the first human application of CRISPR happened in China. But what if something goes wrong?

21st Century Cures Act goes to a vote

In the face of uncertainty over the future of several Obama administration initiatives, the news that the 21st Century Cures Act will be going to House vote on Wednesday comes as a $6.3 billion ray of sunshine for medical research.

Epigenetic machinery gives clues to infertility

Cells use “epigenetic machinery”, in the form of enzymes, to protect and shut off key parts of the genome during reproduction, according to new research. Errors in this process could shed light on some cases of infertility, and even cancer. 

Enjoy,

Frida