The Guardian reports on Harvard's George Whitesides and his advances in making microfluidic paper that may be used as diagnostics that will "revolutionise third-world medical testing," the article says. The paper includes polymer-lined channels that direct minute volumes of blood to reagent-filled wells.

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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.