NEW YORK, Dec. 6 — Orchid BioSciences announced on Thursday that it had completed the acquisition of  Lifecodes, which specializes in genomics testing for forensics and paternity applications, giving Orchid a significant boost in identity testing and forensic genomics.

 

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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.