The US Department of Health and Human Services comes in fourth on a list of the world's 25 most innovative government research institutions, Reuters reports.

The list was complied by Thomson Reuters' Intellectual Property & Science division, which analyzed patents and research papers from the last eight years to gauge which government organizations were "most likely to change the world."

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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.