NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Texas A&M University late on Wednesday announced a research initiative to leverage new discoveries in genomics.

The Whole Systems Genomics Initiative, or WSGI, pulls together researchers from throughout the university to apply genomics-based research "in a coordinated effort to identify novel applications for this new knowledge," the university said.

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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.