In an opinion piece appearing in The Scientist this week, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Jonathan Yewdell says that "severe competition for federal research funding" has catalyzed a "crisis in American biomedical research," in which the careers of both early-career and established investigators are at stake.

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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.