The US Government Accountability Office has made public its report criticizing the study methods used by the US Department of Homeland Security in concluding that a site in Kansas was the best place to build a National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility.

Six sites were studied as potential locations to locate the $523 million facility, which would replace the Plum Island (NY) Animal Disease Center.

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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.