In the British Journal of Cancer this week, researchers in Hong Kong and Australia present a method to inhibit hepatocellular carcinoma metastases in cell lines and in mice. In previous studies, the team demonstrated that PPARγ activation inhibits hepatocarcinogenesis. For this study, the team infected human hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines with adenovirus-expressing PPARγ, and found that these cells markedly suppressed cancer cell migration.

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As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researchers says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.

The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.