The National Center for Biotechnology Information last week unveiled its latest resource, dbGaP, which was developed to house genotypic and phenotypic data from large-scale genome-wide association studies.
 
The database — the first resource to enable public access to large-scale genotype-phenotype associations — could “stimulate genome-wide research to a level that’s completely unprecedented,” Jim Ostell, branch chief at NCBI’s Information Engineering Branch, told BioInform this week.
 

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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.

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