NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (GenomeWeb News) -  Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute have uncovered "strong evidence" that debunks the theory that Caucasians of Northern European descent - specifically, descendents of people who had been resistant to bubonic plague - may carry a gene mutation that protects against HIV.

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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.