Judge Sweet's words have been heard all the way in Australia. Lawyers in the land down under are suing four biotech companies, including Genetic Technologies in Australia and Myriad Genetics in the US to challenge the validity of their gene patents, says Life Scientist blogger Tim Dean.

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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.