This Week in Nature

In a paper published online in advance in Nature Genetics this week, researchers in China and Denmark describe genome-wide signatures of genetic diversity and selection in 17 wild and 14 cultivated soybean genomes, which they re-sequenced at an average depth of approximately 5x and more than 90 percent coverage. The wild soybean genomes, the team reports, show higher allelic diversity than the cultivated ones.

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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.