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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In a commentary at eLife, Brandeis University's Eve Marder calls on researchers to value and pursue truth.
Researchers have developed a way to quickly edit white blood cells, according to the New York Times.
In Science this week: rice gene enables plants to grow quickly in times of flooding, and more.
Education-linked genetic variants could also predict a small portion of a person's social mobility, Newsweek reports.