Let's imagine a world without GenBank. Instead, results of the Human Genome Project and all the other genome projects have, over the years, been published intermittently on the personal homepages of the labs that did the sequencing. Some labs set up a nice little spreadsheet of their reads and made them available for download, but the formats tend to vary wildly across labs so it's tough to integrate these reads to build a larger picture.

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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.