Some researchers and drug companies are looking to people with essential fructosuria as inspiration for anti-obesity treatments, Bloomberg reports.

People with this rare genetic condition are unable to metabolize fructose, have an aversion to sweets, and appear to be at a decreased risk of developing obesity, type 2 diabetes, and some liver conditions, Bloomberg adds.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.