Horizon Discovery this week announced that it will become the first corporate member of a consortium launched by Cancer Research UK to form teams of academic and pharmaceutical scientists to study emerging areas of cancer research, and translate basic science into new cancer drugs and diagnostics.
 
Alongside Horizon, the consortium, called VIMCAD, comprises Cancer Research UK’s Cambridge Research Institute, St. George’s University of London, the University of Glasgow, and the University of Liverpool.
 

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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.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

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.