This week at the BIO 2005 Conference in Philadelphia, Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology, and Research announced that it has begun Phase II of its plan to expand the Biopolis, a massive life-sciences park designed to encourage scientific collaboration. The facilities include services and equipment for DNA sequencing, proteomics, flow cytometry, and microarrays, among others.

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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.