NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has awarded $2.5 million in new funding to 17 researchers, including a number of investigators who aim to explore the molecular and genetic basis of cancer.

The new awards include several new Damon Runyon Fellows grants, which provide $156,000 to promising young scientists who are pursuing innovative research projects.

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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.