In the roughly 10 years since lin-4 became the first microRNA discovered, hundreds more have been identified in mammals, invertebrates, and plants. And yet some of the most fundamental questions about these potentially therapeutically significant miRNAs remain unanswered. With the help of a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation worth $420,000, Yale researcher Frank Slack aims to help remedy this situation.

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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.