Native bird species in Hawaii are under attack from mosquitos spreading an avian malaria, says MIT Technology Review. So researchers want to try creating genetically modified mosquitos to save birds like the red curvy-beaked 'i'iwi from extinction.
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The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.
The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.
The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.
In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.