This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team led by Harvard Medical School's George Church report on a new way to localize RNA levels within cells using a novel fluorescent in situ RNA sequencing technique, which they dubbed FISSEQ. In FISSEQ, stably cross-linked cDNA amplicons are sequenced within a biological sample. The scientists used the approach with fibroblasts with a simulated wound-healing assay to identify cell-to-cell differences in gene expression.

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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.