NEW YORK, Nov 3 – Applied Biosystems and DeCode Genetics officially announced Friday that DeCode has purchased 50 ABI Prism 3700 DNA Analyzers as part of its efforts to genotype the Icelandic population.

GenomeWeb first reported this deal in September.

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Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

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

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.