This Week in Science

In Science this week, researchers from the Braunschweig University of Technology describe the use of a technique of folding DNA at the nanoscale — called DNA origami — to create structures that can be used to visualize biological processes at the single-molecule level. By linking gold nanoparticles to DNA origami structures that incorporate docking sites for a single fluorescent dye, the team created a "nano-lens" that acts as a nanoantenna capable of enhancing the fluorescence.

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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.