A trial of genetically altered mosquitoes that was to occur in the Florida Keys has been put on hold due to opposition from residents, NPR's Shots Blog reports. One resident tells NPR that the mosquitoes are an unproven technology that could have unanticipated effects on the environment and people.

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The New York Times Magazine writes that proteomics might be better poised than genomics to say when someone is falling ill.

Bloomberg profiles IndieBio, a startup incubator for the life sciences.

In an editorial, Nature calls for the end to the exploitation of foreign postdocs.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: collection of epigenome-wide association study data, updated BloodSpot database, and more.