NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – With construction finally starting on the $200 million first phase of the National Cancer Institute's Advanced Technology Research Facility at Riverside Research Park in Frederick, Md. — work delayed because of the recession — the project's locally-based developer has already begun talking to tenant prospects considering leases for the second phase.

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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.