On his blog, Keith Robison points out a dataset he found in the NCBI Short Read Archive that got him laughing. The study, from Penn State's Anton Nekrutenko, looked into "windshield genomics," or asked these questions:
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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.