BBC reports that Dutch researchers at DSM Anti-Infectives have sequenced the genome of Penicillium chrysogenum, the fungus that produces penicillin. The sequence will be published in Nature Biotechnology this October, and researchers say its availability may help scientists develop antibiotics to deal with drug-resistant bacterial strains such as MRSA.

 

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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.