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The Countdown Continues

Alex Palazzo is getting into the Nobel prediction game. Among those Palazzo thinks might be worthy: James Rothman and Randy Schekman for membrane trafficking; Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostak for telomeres; and Victor Ambros, Gary Ruvkun, and David Baulcombe for microRNAs. His list goes on and on, so it may indeed include the eventual winner.

The Scan

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.