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This online seminar focused on the design of a large cohort study for assessing breast cancer risk and how using an innovative digital sequencing approach is able to solve the previously unmet challenges of this type of NGS study design.

Our speaker, Dr. Fergus J. Couch of the Mayo Clinic, presented on the design of this NCI-funded project, which comprises the sequencing of 60,000 samples to assess the risk of breast cancer through association with targeted genes.

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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.