NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council said it will spend the next five years promoting basic research and increased development of bioinformatics and systems biology, among initiatives envisioned as part of a revised three-prong life sciences strategy unveiled today.

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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.

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