NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute has released an enhanced version of its comparative plant genomics web portal aimed at supporting research into agriculture, biofuel, feed, and fiber research.

The updated portal is designed to serve as a hub for plant genomics information, and now has 14 plant genomes available for researchers to view, JGI said late last week.

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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.