Larry Smith at the Bulletproof Blog has a Q&A with Chris Hansen, an attorney working on the Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, et al. case challenging gene patents.

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

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