When Randal Kirk's Intrexon bought Oxitec last summer, the Zika virus wasn't yet on many people's minds, but now that it is, he says the company's transgenic mosquitoes may be the best way to handle the outbreak, the New York Times reports.
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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.
A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.
Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.
In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.