German researchers describe a de novo repeat assembly method that compiles information on repeats in whole-genome sequencing data even in the absence of a reference genome. The approach, dubbed RepARK, relies on information on abundant k-mers in next-generation sequencing read data to define repeats.

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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.