This article has been updated to reflect the correct amount of funding awarded under the Convergence 1.0 grants.

CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – Stand Up to Cancer is committing $11 million to fund research on immune system responses to cancer treatments, in part by applying Microsoft machine learning and artificial intelligence. Several of the projects being funded lean heavily on genome interpretation and other omics-related technologies.

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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.