Put this on your to-do list: TiVo today's episode of ScienceNow on PBS. The NOVA folks will be discussing epigenetics, among other topics. PBS is also accepting questions on the subject (epigenetics news blogger Trevor Covert has information on how to submit) and passing them along to Duke's Randy Jirtle for answers.

 

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NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.

Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A new study finds that the majority of patients at a Tijuana clinic received a diagnosis after first-line genome sequencing, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.