This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Biotechnology, a team of British and US researchers report a new sequencing technique to accelerate the isolation of plant disease-resistance genes and its use to study potato late blight. By combining resistance gene sequence capture, or RenSeq, with single-molecule real-time sequencing, or SMRT, the team was able to isolate a new broad-spectrum resistance gene from a family of known resistance genes in a wild potato relative.

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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.