If DNA barcoding works for fish, it might also work for flowers, says this article in Scientific American. Katherine Harmon writes that the technique is a bit behind in plants than animals as plants as their mitochondria don’t differ as much as ones between animals do and because plants hybridize more readily.

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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.