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More than half of first-year college students from historically underrepresented racial or ethnic groups plan to pursue a major in the sciences or engineering, but only about 17 percent do, according to researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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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.