Nature Methods lauds genome editing with engineered nucleases as its 2011 Method of the Year. The journal says that, with an eye toward clinical application, researchers have for years toiled with nuclease engineering, generating "very powerful basic research tools … in the process."

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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.