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2012-02-26 New articles we read this week

Genome editing

  1. Kim JM, Kim D, Kim S, Kim JS. Genotyping with CRISPR-Cas-derived RNA-guided endonucleases. Nat Commun. 2014 Jan 20;5:3157. doi: 10.1038/ncomms4157. PubMed PMID: 24445736.
  2. Bae S, Park J, Kim JS. Cas-OFFinder: A fast and versatile algorithm that searches for potential off-target sites of Cas9 RNA-guided endonucleases. Bioinformatics. 2014 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24463181.
  3. Fu Y, Sander JD, Reyon D, Cascio VM, Joung JK. Improving CRISPR-Cas nuclease specificity using truncated guide RNAs. Nat Biotechnol. 2014 Jan 26. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2808. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24463574.
  4. Jinek M, Jiang F, Taylor DW, Sternberg SH, Kaya E, Ma E, Anders C, Hauer M, Zhou K, Lin S, Kaplan M, Iavarone AT, Charpentier E, Nogales E, Doudna JA. Structures of Cas9 Endonucleases Reveal RNA-Mediated Conformational Activation.
    Science. 2014 Feb 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24505130.
  5. Sternberg SH, Redding S, Jinek M, Greene EC, Doudna JA. DNA interrogation by the CRISPR RNA-guided endonuclease Cas9. Nature. 2014 Jan 29. doi: 10.1038/nature13011. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24476820.
  6. Nishimasu H, Ran FA, Hsu PD, Konermann S, Shehata SI, Dohmae N, Ishitani R, Zhang F, Nureki O. Crystal Structure of Cas9 in Complex with Guide RNA and Target DNA. Cell. 2014 Feb 12. pii: S0092-8674(14)00156-1. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.02.001. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24529477.
  7. Niu Y, Shen B, Cui Y, Chen Y, Wang J, Wang L, Kang Y, Zhao X, Si W, Li W, Xiang AP, Zhou J, Guo X, Bi Y, Si C, Hu B, Dong G, Wang H, Zhou Z, Li T, Tan T, Pu X, Wang F, Ji S, Zhou Q, Huang X, Ji W, Sha J. Generation of Gene-Modified Cynomolgus Monkey via Cas9/RNA-Mediated Gene Targeting in One-Cell Embryos. Cell. 2014 Jan 30;. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Hai T, Teng F, Guo R, Li W, Zhou Q. One-step generation of knockout pigs by zygote injection of CRISPR/Cas system. Cell Res. 2014 Jan 31;. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Heigwer F, Kerr G, Boutros M. E-CRISP: fast CRISPR target site identification. Nat Methods. 2014 Jan 30;11(2):122-3.
  10. Nakagawa Y, Yamamoto T, Suzuki K, Araki K, Takeda N, Ohmuraya M, Sakuma T. Screening Methods to Identify TALEN-Mediated Knockout Mice. Exp Anim. 2014;63(1):79-84. PubMed PMID: 24521866.


  1. Simões-Costa M, Tan-Cabugao J, Antoshechkin I, Sauka-Spengler T, Bronner ME. Transcriptome analysis reveals novel players in the cranial neural crest gene regulatory network. Genome Res. 2014 Jan 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24389048.
  2. Umulis DM, Othmer HG. Mechanisms of scaling in pattern formation. Development. 2013 Dec;140(24):4830-43. doi: 10.1242/dev.100511. Review. PubMed PMID: 24301464; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3848184.
  3. Pauli A, Norris ML, Valen E, Chew GL, Gagnon JA, Zimmerman S, Mitchell A, Ma J, Dubrulle J, Reyon D, Tsai SQ, Joung JK, Saghatelian A, Schier AF. Toddler: An Embryonic Signal That Promotes Cell Movement via Apelin Receptors. Science. 2014 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24407481.
  4. Dias AS, de Almeida I, Belmonte JM, Glazier JA, Stern CD. Somites without a clock. Science. 2014 Feb 14;343(6172):791-5. doi: 10.1126/science.1247575. Epub 2014 Jan 9. PubMed PMID: 24407478.
    • Kondo S. Developmental biology. Self-organizing somites. Science. 2014 Feb 14;343(6172):736-7. doi: 10.1126/science.1250245. PubMed PMID: 24531958.


  1. Zhang Y, Vastenhouw NL, Feng J, Fu K, Wang C, Ge Y, Pauli A, van Hummelen P, Schier AF, Liu XS. Canonical nucleosome organization at promoters forms during genome activation. Genome Res. 2014 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:

Retinal degeneration/regeneration

  1. Sherpa T, Lankford T, McGinn TE, Hunter SS, Frey RA, Sun C, Ryan M, Robison BD, Stenkamp DL. Retinal regeneration is facilitated by the presence of surviving neurons. Dev Neurobiol. 2014 Feb 1. doi: 10.1002/dneu.22167. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24488694.
  2. Cruz NM, Yuan Y, Leehy BD, Baid R, Kompella U, Deangelis MM, Escher P, Haider NB. Modifier genes as therapeutics: the nuclear hormone receptor rev erb alpha (nr1d1) rescues nr2e3 associated retinal disease. PLoS One. 2014;9(1):e87942.


  1. Mueller KP, Neuhauss SC. Sunscreen for Fish: Co-Option of UV Light Protection for Camouflage. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 29;9(1):e87372. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087372. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 24489905.

Stem cells

  1. Stress-Induced Stem Cell Method Questioned