NEW YORK, Feb. 10 - An upcoming report from the National Academies' Polar Research Board argues for the National Science Foundation to create a "Polar Genomic Science Initiative" to apply genomic technology to the study of Arctic and Antarctic organisms.

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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.