Over at the Tree of Life, Jonathan Eisen alerts readers about an announcement from the American Society For Microbiology, which plans to launch its first all-online, open access journal called mBio next May. Arturo Casadevall is founding editor in chief of the journal, which plans to start accepting submissions in January.

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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.