GENEVA, Sept. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - PerkinElmer is "highly interested" in investing in its cell-based assay and reagent businesses, and will likely attempt to obtain core competencies in these areas through acquisition, partnerships, or both in the coming year, a PerkinElmer official said at the Society for Biomolecular Screening conference here this week.

 

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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.