By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Arkansas has landed a $5.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand and fund new research projects in its Center for Protein Structure and Function, the University said yesterday.

The protein center conducts research into the structure and function of proteins that may be involved in, or could help lead to treatments for, cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, influenza, and other diseases and conditions.

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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.

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