In a Rock Talk post, National Institutes of Health's Deputy Director for Extramural Research Sally Rockey discusses the "age distribution of NIH principal investigators and medical school faculty." Using Association of American Medical Colleges data, Rockey compares information on medical school faculty with data her group has collected on awards made to PIs who do not work at medical schools.

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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.