Gene Drives Ahead

The UN Convention on Biodiversity has rejected a moratorium on gene drives, Nature News says.

The organization's bioethics committee called for a moratorium on germline editing and regulations on personal genomic testing.

Twelve member nations and the UN have joined the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources, an effort to share the benefits of global genetics resources.

Qiagen will supply ESE-Quant Tube Scanners to national health authorities in 35 emerging countries in Africa, Asia, and South America under the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme in veterinary diseases.

The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.