China's Science

The Washington Post tells the story of BGI's Zhao Bowen, a 17 year-old who began there as a summer intern working on the cucumber genome and now is delving into the genetics of intelligence. More generally, the Post article looks into China's rise in the sciences in general, and in genomics specifically and says that while some Chinese scientists are making tremendous advances, the field is plagued by scams and ethical concerns.

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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.