Officials from Targeted Genetics announced last week that it has not been able to raise much-needed capital, raising questions about the firm's ability to advance its priority drug-development programs.

"We maintain great belief in the promise of our adeno-associated viral … platform technology and our current product-development programs," Targeted Genetics President and CEO Susan Robinson said during a conference call held last week to discuss the company's fourth-quarter financial results.

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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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