These Geniuses

This year's Geniuses — as the winners of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowships are known — include the University of Chicago's John Novembre, Harvard Medical School's Beth Stevens, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Lorenz Studer.

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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.