All the Savvy People

Mostafa Abdellateef tells Susanne Cardwell at the Genome Alberta blog that he got into bioinformatics by taking a postgraduate course aimed at people with science backgrounds who wanted to expand their computational knowledge. Abdellateef, now at the Sun Center of Visual Genomics, is working on a project called Genozymes that aims to find proteins that can break down cellulose. "There is a key high throughput component in this project.

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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.

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