When she began working on CRISPR, the University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna remembers thinking "this is probably the most obscure thing I ever worked on," as she tells the New York Times.

Now because of that obscure work, Doudna and her colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier at Umea University are now embroiled in a patent dispute and an ethical debate.

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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.