NEW YORK, Nov. 28—Researchers at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) have sequenced the anthrax genome, The New York Times reported today. The sequencing was done to aid the ongoing criminal investigation into the origin of the anthrax that has killed five people and sickened 13 others.

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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.

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