Washington University's in-house newspaper has a good profile of Elaine Mardis. If you've never gotten to know the genome center's co-director and sequencing guru, it's worth a read -- if for no other reason than to know that she's got a black belt in tae kwon do and it is probably unwise to make sudden movements near her at conferences.

 

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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.