By saying that genetically modified mosquitoes are unlikely to have an detrimental effect on the environment, the US Food and Drug Administration has opened to door for a field test of the insects, according to the New York Times.

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.