NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genome Canada, along with various Canadian provinces and partners from the public and private sectors, announced this week that they have committed C$128.3 million (US$97 million) to fund two initiatives promoting the use of genomic technologies to improve human health and agriculture, as well as to address key environmental challenges.

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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.