It's been a few weeks now since John Hawks and his colleagues published their paper contending that the rate of human evolution has been speeding up during the last 40,000 years -- but scientists are still mulling it over, if GTO's scan of blogs is any indicator. Over at the Gene Expression blog, p-ter covers the paper and gathers some fun comments.

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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.