This Week in PNAS

In the early, online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Yale University explore effector proteins contributing to virulence in the organism behind Legionnaires' disease, Legionella pneumophila. Using a high-throughput transposon insertion sequencing strategy known as INSeq, the team screened for virulence-related effectors secreted by L.

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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.