Everyone knows that postdocs are miserably underpaid, and CNN says it's due to the influx of foreign students. Lou Dobbs asks why so many visas are still being handed out. At the Daily Transcript, Alex Palazzo says Dobbs sees the right problem, but has the wrong answer. Palazzo says that most postdoc salaries are set by NIH guidelines.

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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.