Sandra Porter is wondering what people in the biotechnology industry do at work. From her blog, she directs readers to the Life Science Central website which has video interviews with people who hold different positions in a variety of companies. Porter even drew a handy map of the "biotechnology food chain."

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NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.

Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A new study finds that the majority of patients at a Tijuana clinic received a diagnosis after first-line genome sequencing, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.