Pinching Pennies

Scientists are already feeling the effects of the tight NIH budget and have begun facing the need to compromise their experiments to keep them within the funding bounds, according to this story from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Focused primarily on cancer research and on St.

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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.