Not only can public engagement add important lines to a CV, it can also help researchers polish certain needed skills, writes Heather Doran, a project officer in public engagement with research at the University of Aberdeen, at the Nature Jobs Blog.
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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.