Judging by citations in the Web of Science database, "genetics is still the hottest area of scientific research," says Thomson Reuters' Science Watch. Topping the authors on the most-cited list is Eric Lander, as he has 10 papers on the "hot list" — it is also Lander's seventh time on the list, according to Science Watch.

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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.