Cory Doctorow argues at The Guardian that all, not just publicly funded, pharmaceutical research should be made open access. Many people, he says, agree that all publicly funded research should be available to the public — the main argument being that since the public funded it, they should be able to see the result. But Doctorow goes a step further.

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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.