This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team of US and Australian researchers presents an analysis of the crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) genome and secreted proteins, pointing to potential new ways to control the coral reef predator. The scientists sequenced the genomes of COTS from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, and Okinawa, Japan, and examined the proteins released by aggregating COTS.

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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.