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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: resource to track Mendelian disease-related variants in dogs, microRNAs linked to atrial fibrillation in surgical patients, and more.

By Justin Petrone
A team of researchers at Oslo University Hospital has used arrays and other technologies to identify several gene signatures and biomarkers that could be used to diagnose and treat a number of cancers.

Taris is the latest MIT spinout to attract significant VC cash after receiving early-stage proof-of-concept funding from the school's Deshpande Center, further highlighting the center's ability to speed commercialization of MIT biomedical research.

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.