The winners of more than $38 million through two NHGRI grant programs for sequencing technology development, announced last October, were narrowed down from a pool of 32 proposals and represent people familiar to the field, according to Jeff Schloss, program director at the genome institute. “There really weren’t any huge surprises here,” he says of the winners of the $100,000 genome and $1,000 genome funding. “We were in general aware of this variety of approaches.”

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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.