Booming Field

The genetic counseling field is expected to expand, as personalized medicine becomes more of a reality, CNBC reports. It notes that the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the field will grow by 29 percent by 2024 — faster than other professions.

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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.