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To Stop Bird Flu

Reuters reports that UK researchers have edited chicken cells in the lab to be resistant to bird flu.

The firm's EpiSwitch test for blood-based diagnosis of prostate cancer will be evaluated as part of the ongoing PROSTAGRAM trial.

The machine-learning-based method identifies relationships between bacterial strains and tracks their movements in less time, using less memory than existing solutions. 

Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

The UK developers believe that their device has the potential for multiplex testing at the point of care using solid-state nanopore sensing with DNA probes.

With genome-wide association studies involving more than 200,000 individuals, researchers narrowed in on 58 loci and dozens of genes with ties to a chronic infection marker.

In Nature this week: common genetic variants influence monogenic neurodevelopmental disorders,  analysis of fruitENCODE, and more.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.

Stop It There

Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.

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The Guardian reports that some UK physicians are calling for increased regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

US tax agency says 23andMe's genetic health test can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Two Democratic lawmakers argue at USA Today that independent science is under attack by the Trump Administration.

In PLOS this week: networks of genes co-expressed in depression, role of minichromosome maintenance genes in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.