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Maybe Not High-Tech, But It Gets the Grants Funded

In case you've just been nodding along like Bayblab's Bayman when people start mentioning personalized medicine, Bayman did some Googling for you. He found a definition from Andy De that says that "Personalized Medicine means knowing what works, knowing why it works, knowing who it works for and applying the knowledge for patients." To which Bayman responds, "That doesn't sound very high-tech to me. It kind of sounds more like what I thought I was supposed to be getting from my family doctor all these years ... apparently not."

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.