Decode Genetics is joining Navigenics and 23andMe in the genomic testing fray, reports the New York Times. Their new service, called deCODEme, will take a cheek swab and $985 to assess someone's disease risk, ancestry, and physiology by using SNP chips.

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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.