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Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Nature this week: genome sequence of wheat progenitor Aegilops tauschii, and more.

Gut microbiome researchers have identified features associated with everything from Crohn's disease to salt intake, immune activity, and hypertension.

The MIT-led team that developed the delivery technique said that it was able to induce more than 80 percent editing of the Pcsk9 gene in the livers of mice. 

A new set of papers reveals a range of gene expression influencers, identified using thousands of samples collected for the Genotype-Tissue Expression project.

A research collaboration involving several universities has yielded a technique that they said isolates exosomes from biological samples more effectively than incumbent methods.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

Prize for Five

Five researchers are to share this year's Albany Medical Center Prize for their work on the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool, the AP reports.

The grants were made as part of the NSF's Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools — or EDGE — program.

Dubbed "Sherlock," the new technology has demonstrated potential in detecting viruses and bacteria as well as human SNPs and mutations in cell-free DNA.

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The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.