Sure, Blame the Test

White nationalists have turned to genetic ancestry tests to attest to their racial backgrounds, but Stat News reports that some test-takers receive surprising results. For instance, it notes that white supremacist Craig Cobb learned on daytime television a few years ago that his ancestry was estimated to be 86 percent European and 14 percent sub-Saharan African, to the laughter of the studio audience.

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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.