NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – On Capitol Hill yesterday, biosecurity analyst Brad Smith told congressional staffers that the US does not have sufficient countermeasures to bioterrorism and the outbreak of a major pandemic, and that the federal government has inadequately funded programs aimed at helping companies develop biothreat responses.
 

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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.