Sensing a need for more services that combine next-generation sequencing with in-depth data analysis, startup Eureka Genomics recently acquired its first sequencer, an Illumina Genome Analyzer, for a new services facility in Hercules, Calif.

Over the next 12 months, the company hopes to open three more sequencing labs in partnership with biology researchers, probably in Thailand, Mexico, and France, for which it will provide bioinformatics services using a set of proprietary software tools.

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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.

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