The Search Is On

The US National Institute of General Medical Sciences has re-started its search for a new director. The top position there has been vacant since Jeremy Berg left in June 2011, though Judith Greenberg has been acting director of the institute.

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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.