Gene editing has been added to a list of threats that could be used as weapons of mass destruction, Technology Review reports.

The list, compiled by US intelligence agencies like the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and others also includes more conventional threats, such as North Korea's possible nuclear weapons, chemical weapons in Syria, and new Russian missiles, Tech Review says.

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New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.

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