NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (GenomeWeb News) - An interagency effort between the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Agriculture will award approximately $15 million in microbial sequencing grants in fiscal year 2004, according to a recent NSF program solicitation.

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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.

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