In Brief This Week

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies said this week that the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center is "expanding their fleet" of the firm's SOLiD next-generation sequencing systems, bringing its total number of SOLiD systems to 20 at that center.

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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.