Researchers with the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, led by Carl June, published results from the first U.S. Phase I trial of CRISPR-Cas9-edited T-cells in humans with advanced cancer.

Three U.S. senators introduced a resolution in support of a moratorium and other limits on gene editing embryos.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Emmanuelle Charpentier — co-founder of ERS Genomics — the University of California, and the University of Vienna their first U.S. patent covering the use of CRISPR/Cas9 for gene editing.