Art Wuster at Seqonomics ponders the state of sequencing in Japan. "Considering that Japan is one of the world's most important scientific nations, its DNA sequencing capacity is surprisingly low," Wuster writes.

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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.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.