In the New York Times magazine coming out this weekend, Ruth Padawer examines the relationship between biological paternity and legal paternity. While DNA tests might establish the former, the law has quite a different take on the latter, she finds. "The scientific advance that was supposed to offer clarity instead reveals just how murky society's notions of fatherhood actually are," Padawer writes.

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As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researchers says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.