gene drive

The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: common genetic variants influence monogenic neurodevelopmental disorders,  analysis of fruitENCODE, and more.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

Stop It There

Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.

Talk it Out

The Wall Street Journal reports that CRISPR researchers are trying to work with communities where the use of gene drives is being considered.

University of California, San Diego researchers have tried a CRISPR-based gene drive in mice, according to Nature News.

Researchers in the UK developed heritable Cas9-mediated mammalian genome editing that is acutely controlled by a cheap lysine derivative.

Drive Away the Flies

University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.

A new report has found that researchers in Africa are still heavily dependent on funding from organizations in the US, Europe, and China, Nature News says.

An article in The Atlantic argues that the progress being made in science isn't keeping pace with the money and time being spent on research.

In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.