In Genome Biology this week, an international research team reports a "genome-wide analysis of mRNA decay patterns during early Drosophila development." Using a timed collection of fly embryos and unfertilized eggs, the team performed microarray analysis to determine the mRNA degradation patterns throughout early development.

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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.