Studying model organisms has always appealed to new Union Biometrica VP Susan Zusman, who’s been working with them since her PhD days at Princeton. She began with Drosophila melanogaster, and then did postdoc work in cancer research at MIT before settling in as an associate biology prof at the University of Rochester. She stayed there for seven years but grew “interested in expanding my horizons” beyond the small genetics lab she was used to.

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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.