"It's Complicated"

A number of misconceptions about genetics held by the general public stem from how people learn about it, writes Dan Koboldt at MassGenomics. For example, he notes that people are often taught that blue eyes are recessive, but it is actually more complicated than that, though blue-eyed parents tend to have blue-eyed children.

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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.