NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Washington State University will use $1.7 million from the US Department of Defense to find out if toxic chemicals US soldiers are potentially exposed to in Iraq could cause genetic damage that could then be passed along to their offspring, WSU scientist Michael Skinner said this week.
 

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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.