This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team led by researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences reports new details about a set of rice genes that promotes resistance to a key pathogen without compromising yield. One gene, called PigmR, was previously found to confer resistance to the fungal disease rice blast, but if expressed during seed development it significantly reduces yield. However, when another gene called PigmS is co-expressed, it interferes with the resistance properties of PigmR.

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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.