NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Boston-based startup Root plans to unlock the treasure trove of immune genetics data that is hidden in bone marrow donor registries, providing members with their personal HLA data along with interpretations relating to their ancestry and health. In addition, it wants to enable them to participate in "crowd science" research studies of their interest.

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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.