For parents, attending a scientific conference can be a feat of logistics or just not possible, notes an opinion piece appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week. The authors, from the Working Group of Mothers in Science, offer four recommendations that they say would help ease the attendance barrier.

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NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.

Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A new study finds that the majority of patients at a Tijuana clinic received a diagnosis after first-line genome sequencing, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.