The National Human Genome Research Institute has awarded about $4 million to six research teams to develop bioinformatics software for analyzing sequence data.

The recipients of the funds, which are funded through cooperative agreements, are part of NHGRI's newly established iSeqTools network.

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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.