Gene Drives Ahead

The UN Convention on Biodiversity rejected at a meeting this week calls for a ban on gene drives, Nature News reports.

Gene drives can spread modified genes through populations, raising both hopes that the technology could be used to combat diseases like malaria that are spread by insects, but also concerns that making such changes could have broader ecological effects.

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The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.