New Head for CPRIT

Margaret Kripke is to be the new head of Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, reports the Nature News Blog. Kripke, who formerly served as the executive vice president and chief academic officer of the University of Texas' MD Anderson Cancer Center, will replace Al Gilman. Gilman resigned earlier this year, citing issues with the institute's peer-review process.

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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.