This Week in Nature

In the early online edition of Nature this week, Duke's Jenny Tung led a study that combined sequencing, genotyping, and functional assays to take a peek at the evolution of a malaria resistance gene in wild primates. Screening about 200 yellow baboons from Amboseli National Park in Kenya, they tested for the presence of Hepatocystis kochi, a blood parasite related to Plasmodium.

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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.