Not Yet for Watson

IBM's Watson supercomputer has been billed as a means to help physicians sift through oodles of journal articles, patient history data, and more to come up with innovative cancer treatment ideas. But Stat News reports that the program is currently underwhelming.

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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.