The National Institutes of Health announced a new initiative in collaboration with the National Science Foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy that "promises to monitor the impact of federal science investments on employment, knowledge generation, and health outcomes." The Science and Technology for America's Reinvestment: Measuring the Effect of Research on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Science — or STAR METRICS — initiative is being funded $1 million in its first year to colle

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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.