DNA Dilemma

A reader writes in to The New York Times Magazine to ask about the ethics of DNA testing — the reader doesn't want to be tested, citing privacy concerns, but the reader's siblings want to learn about their genealogy through DNA testing.

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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.