Combining RNAi-based functional genomic screens with automated high-content image analysis of cells could become a new way for drug companies to identify novel targets, according to a recent study.

Earlier this month, researchers led by Marino Zerial, a director at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, and their collaborators published a paper in Nature using this approach to study the role of human kinases in endocytosis [Nature, Vol. 436, 7 July 2005, p. 78-86].

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A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.