As Hsien-Hsien Lei points out, the Vatican has updated its list of deadly sins; there are now 14 instead of the original seven. According to the UK's Metro, the new sins include: genetic experimentation, tampering with the order of nature, pollution, social injustice, causing poverty, excessive wealth, and drug abuse.

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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.