NEW YORK, Jan 26 – Tokyo-based Softbank plans to set up a $120 million fund to finance life science companies, a spokeswoman said Friday.

The fund will target companies in the US, Europe, and Asia, beginning in April or May.

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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.