The National Institutes of Health is creating a genetic testing registry: a public database that researchers, consumers, healthcare providers and others can use to search for information submitted by genetic testing providers. The NIH says its aim is to improve access to information about the availability, validity and usefulness of the more than 1,600 genetic tests available to patients and consumers.

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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.