NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Weakness in the broader biotech space dragged down the shares of companies in the life sciences tools and molecular diagnostics spaces in March, as 21 of the 29 firms in the GenomeWeb Daily News Index saw their stocks decline during the month.

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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.