What Does It Mean?

The results of some gene tests bring more uncertainty than was present before testing, the New York Times writes. It highlights the cases of a few patients who underwent testing for one disease, but found out they had a variant — often linked to another disease — whose significance is hard to interpret.

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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.