In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.
New Scientist reports on new study of gene drives in mice that found that they might not work as hoped.
In Nature this week: study of gene drive feasibility in lab mice, circulating tumor DNA from cerebrospinal fluid to track glioma progression, and more.
Vox reports that the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity decided against a gene drive moratorium.
The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.
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.
Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.
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.
New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.
Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.
The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.