A new study published online in PNAS shows that small wounds in the skin, like paper cuts, can lead to basal cell carcinoma as the stem cells in hair follicles turn into tumors while helping to heal the injury, reports The Scientist's Carrie Arnold.
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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.
A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.
In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.
Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.