This Week in Cell

University of Washington researcher Evan Eichler and colleagues from centers in the US, UK, and Europe describe an autism spectrum disorder subtype that involves mutations to CHD8, a gene coding for a chromodomain helicase DNA-binding protein. Based on past studies pointing to recurrent disruptions in CHD8 in individuals with ASD, the team set out to find additional cases with such alterations and determine what, if any, features they shared.

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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.