With $149 and a quick cheek swab, HairDX says they can tell men whether or not they will develop male-pattern baldness -- since "looking at your father's or grandfather's head has been an inaccurate, nonscientific barometer," says Peter Novak, who is on the company's scientific advisory board.

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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.