Representative Tom Price (R-Ga.) has been confirmed as secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services with a party-line vote of 52 to 47 at 2 am this morning, the New York Times reports.
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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.
A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.
In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.
Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.