There's a lack of understanding between synthetic and conservation biologists, Yale Environment 360 writes.

While synthetic biologists hail tools like gene drives as an approach that can help protect corals from bleaching, bats from disease, and eradicate disease-carrying mosquitoes, conservation biologists have called the approach a potentially dangerous method and say it should not be used.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.