Synthetic biology approaches offer a way to quickly manufacture chemicals, drugs, and other materials, but as the tools needed to do so are improving, researchers still contend with unforeseen outcomes, Nature News writes.
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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.