So Many Letters

A flurry of letters has been sent in favor of and against the chief scientific adviser position at the European Commission, the Guardian reports. The position was established in 2012 by José Manuel Barroso, the current EC president, and has been held since then by Anne Glover, a biologist from the University of Aberdeen.

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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.