Here's a good excuse to brush up on your bioinformatics skills while lounging at home in your PJs: The University of Manchester will be hosting distance learning classes in bioinformatics this coming March, and applications are now being accepted. Courses include Bioinformatics for Systems Biology, Introduction to Microarray Data Analysis, The Science of Proteomics, and many more.

 

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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.