NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The severity of malaria infections caused by Plasmodium falciparum in African children appears to be partly influenced by a locus falling near genes coding for glycophorin proteins involved in red blood cell invasion.

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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.