Not So Useful?

An study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that there was no significant association between a genetic risk score — based on 101 SNPs — and incidence of cardiovascular disease in Caucasian women. Brigham and Women's Hospital's Nina Paynter and her colleagues followed 19,313 participants in the Women's Genome Health Study for a median of 12.3 years and determined the participants' genetic risk scores based on genome-wide association study results.

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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.