Nodalpoint shares that, earlier this week, Nucleic Acids Research published its 2008 Database issue, which lists 1078 databases, 110 more than last year. What will happen to all this data, especially if our data mining capabilities can never match the amount of data out there? asks Duncan.

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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.

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

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.