This story has been updated to include details from a company conference call. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Pacific Biosciences reported after the close of the market today that its second quarter 2015 revenues were up 118 percent over the second quarter of 2014.

The Menlo Park, California-based single-molecule sequencing firm reported total Q2 revenues of $24.9 million compared to $11.4 million in Q2 2014. It missed the average analyst estimate of $26.4 million.

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As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researchers says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.