Genomics' Hot Streak

Genomics is continuing its sizzling streak, according to a report on influential people in science pulled together by Thomson Reuters.

In a post at the Huffington Post, Christopher King from Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch says that of the 17 "hot" researchers — those with highly cited papers from just the last two years — a dozen are working in genomics.

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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.