CPRIT Troubles

Just days ago the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas announced a moratorium on new grants after Governor Rick Perry (R-Texas) asked the embattled agency to stop awarding grants until it addressed concerns surrounding its award process, ScienceInsider reports.

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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.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.