Spreading the Word

Human genome science is beginning to have an affect on healthcare, and it is seeping into consumer markets, expanding healthcare and the way people think about their health, ancestry, and themselves. It's also all over the media, with stories about 'fat genes' and 'smart genes' that are half-news and half-hype bubbling up into the News-iverse daily.

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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.