A recent paper in PLoS Biology looks at the genome-wide trimethylation pattern of histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27me3) in Arabidopsis, discovering that it is a primary gene silencing mechanism.
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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.
A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.
Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.
In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.