While plants and invertebrates have long been known to use RNA interference for viral defense, it was unclear whether mammals did the same. Two new papers published in Science this month, however, reveal that at least some mammalian cells use the gene-silencing mechanisms to fend off viruses.

Although there has been evidence of an RNAi-based anti-viral system in mammals, its existence has been a topic of much debate.

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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.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.

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