An article by Washington Post columnist George Will spurred Adaptive Complexity's Michael White to wonder why US immigration policy works against retaining PhD scientists. Instead of making it easy to hire educated immigrants, the US ships them off to places like Canada and Europe, where immigration law is less stringent. White agrees with George Wills, whose idea is simple. "U.S.

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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.