As a genetic epidemiologist originally hailing from Nigeria, there may be no one better suited to head up the new NIH Intramural Center for Genomics and Health Disparities than Charles Rotimi. The new center will set its sights on elucidating some of the mysteries surrounding diseases that affect minority groups by analyzing genetic, lifestyle, socioeconomic, and clinical data.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

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Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.

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