The second hearing for Angel De La Cruz, an MIT senior arrested last month for unlicensed possession of firearms in his dorm room, has been rescheduled to Mar. 13, according to his lawyer, Kristin Weberg. The hearing was originally to take place Feb. 13. De La Cruz is currently being held in custody without bail.
Researchers maintained that the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s Feb. 15 decision giving the Broad Institute the go-ahead on editing eukaryotic genomes with CRISPR had little impact on their research.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments Tuesday concerning whether MIT, along with two Sloan professors and an S3 dean, should be held responsible for the 2009 suicide of PhD student Han Nguyen G, a case which could have important repercussions for universities if the Institute is found to be at fault.