NEW YORK, March 28 (GenomeWeb News) - BG Medicine said today that it has signed a collaborative research agreement with Mitsubishi Pharma of Osaka, Japan, to discover biomarkers associated with muscle toxicity in lipid-lowering compounds.

 

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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.