The Office of Research Integrity found that a former postdoc at Washington State University "engaged in scientific and research misconduct by fabricating and falsifying data" that appeared in two figures of a 2006 Endocrinology paper. The Endocrinology paper was retracted, adds The Scientist.
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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.