Road to AgSuccess?

Rosetta Green, an Israeli biotech company focused on uncovering genes that can be used to improve agricultural and biofuel crops, has been bought by Monsanto fro $35 million, reports Bioentrepreneur's Trade Secrets blog. Rosetta Green was a spinoff from Rosetta Genomics.

This, writes Bernard Dichek at Trade Secrets, could be the beginning of a trend.

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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.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.