'O Canada'

Three Canadian research teams are catching the scientific community's attention because of their unusual take on genomic research, reports The Globe and Mail's Anna Mehler Paperny. The three have recently won grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to "pursue sci-fi health projects so far-fetched they wouldn't normally qualify for conventional funding," Paperny says.

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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.