Source of the Fever

With no sign of infection, doctors couldn't figure out what was causing an infant's high fever and diarrhea, and, as the Boston Globe's Carolyn Johnson reports, they turned to sequencing his genome to search for clues.

But as Johnson notes, it was too late. The infant died at 23 days old.

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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.