NEW YORK, June 28 - Venture-capital investment in biotech companies in the second quarter grew 44 percent over the same period last year even as overall VC spending was cut in half, according to an audit by a private-equity tracking firm.

 

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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.