At The Chronicle of Higher Education's On Hiring blog, Allison Vaillancourt says it's time that search committees adhere to a set of standards for the courteous treatment of job candidates. "Treating candidates with respect is not that challenging," Vaillancourt says.

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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.