This Week in PNAS

Researchers from Stanford and Yale Universities report on an approach that combines short and long read sequence data to produce a personal transcriptome with allele-specific resolution. Using Pacific Biosciences and Illumina sequencing technologies, the team sequenced transcripts from lymphoblastoid cell lines that had been generated with samples from three individuals in a parent-child trio.

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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.