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In PNAS this week: genomic features of certain enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli strains, gene drive to modify malaria mosquitoes, and more.

A new paper says an effort to introduce gene drives into mosquitos altered the genetic makeup of the local mosquitos, but the company behind the project says the paper is flawed.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.

Researchers are investigating whether gene drives could help control pests affecting farms, but note that public assent is crucial, Harvest Public Media reports.

As CRISPR technology continues to progress, some researchers are turning their focus to discovering or developing countermeasures and controls.

Researchers used the platform to identify small synthetic molecules that disrupt the editing activity of the SpCas9 nuclease.

CRISPR technology has made its way around the world, but in the wake of the He Jiankui controversy, the industry is asking what recourse it has against misuse.

For Fewer Mosquitos

NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

Gene Drive-Ish

New Scientist reports on new study of gene drives in mice that found that they might not work as hoped.

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The Lancet has made changes to its peer-review process in response to its recent retraction of a COVID-19-related paper, Science reports.

The New York Times reports that a series of emails show how Department of Health and Human Services officials sought to silence the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A new initiative aims to move Australia's genome sequencing labs onto one system, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PLOS this week: recessive mutation tied to early-onset dilated cardiomyopathy, epigenetic analysis of lung adenocarcinoma, and more.