This Week in Nature

In news, US Senator Tom Coburn is blocking the passage of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which passed the House in April by a vote of 420 to 3. The bill would make it illegal for employers or insurers to use genetic information in hiring, firing, promotion, or insurance-coverage decisions. President Bush has promised to sign the bill, but Coburn contends that it lacks "precision."

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As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researchers says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.

The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.