Well over a century after a series of grisly murders terrorized London — killings that inspired their own Ripper-tainment genre of films and books — genomic analysis may have nailed down the identity of 'Jack the Ripper.'

According to an enthusiast who owns a shawl purported to have been collected at the scene of one of the Ripper killings, genomic analysis of two mitochondrial lines has placed the shawl at the crime scene with the body of a victim, and identified her killer.

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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.