A Mosquito Mutation

A genetic approach could be the key to eradicating malaria, say researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Washington. The Los Angeles Times' Amina Khan speaks with senior author Andrea Crisanti from Imperial College about the team's approach to genetically modifying mosquitoes that carry malaria. Taking advantage of DNA repair enzymes, the team targets and disrupts genes involved in the transmission of the disease.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.