Nature News reports that Sam Gyimah is the new UK science and universities minister.

Gyimah, who Nature News says is a "rising star" in the Conservative Party, was previously at the Ministry of Justice and, prior to that, he was a minister for childcare at the Department for Education, it says.

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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.