Why So 'Weary'?

At the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute's seventh annual User Meeting last month, science reporter Carl Zimmer delivered a keynote talk in which he explained his case of YAGS — Yet Another Genome Syndrome.

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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.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.