The 15 companies of the three-month-old BioCommerce Week Index so far have recorded $18.5 billion in molecular biology tool sales for fiscal year 2004, compared to $23.7 billion in sales for all of FY ‘03 and should be on track to record at least another $24 billion in sales for this year — an increase of less than 3 percent.

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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.