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Herpes establishes itself within people's nerve cells and infects them for life, but the Smithsonian writes that some researchers are exploring whether genome editing could be used to target and disable the virus.

It notes that about two-thirds of people are infected with either herpes simplex virus -1HSV-1 or HSV-2 and many don't even know they carry it.

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CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.