Invitrogen and Affymetrix announced last week that Invitrogen has obtained a non-exclusive, worldwide license to a number of Affymetrix patents. Invitrogen — which sells protein arrays and microRNA arrays — will now be allowed to manufacture and sell spotted nucleic acid microarrays in the research field, the companies said in statement.

Of Invitrogen's existing array businesses, the licensing deal with Affy will have the most impact on its epigenetics business, which is built upon its NCode multi-species miRNA microarray platform.

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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.

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