This Week in Nature

In Nature Communications this week, a team led by University College London researchers reports the results of a genome-wide association study of more than 6,000 Latin Americans of mixed ancestry, which revealed genetic variations linked to difference in the distribution, shape, and color of facial and scalp hair.

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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.