Over at Reddit, graduate student ktuluflux asks about the qualities that distinguish "great" researchers from "simply good" ones. "There are those graduate researchers who win multiple awards and honors, but I also see others working as hard without the same productivity," ktuluflux 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.