A recent survey of more than 650 bioinformaticists sheds some light on career realities in the field and indicates that despite some grumbling over pay scales and paper-writing, respondents are generally very satisfied with their jobs.

Michael Barton, a bioinformatics PhD student at the University of Manchester, began the survey in July and this week posted the raw results from 658 participants on his blog, Bioinformatics Zen.

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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.