Asuragen said this week that it has received a notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for claims related to the use of microRNA-205 as a diagnostic for lung cancer.

"Human miR-205 has been identified as being highly expressed in lung cancer when compared with its expression in normal lung tissue, and, as a result, is an excellent marker for use as a diagnostic for lung cancer," the company said.

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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.

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