This Week in Science

In this week's Science Translational Medicine, an international research team reports the identification of two proteins that may help treat muscular dystrophy. Nearly half of all cases of the disease are caused by mutations in the LAMA2 gene, but gene replacement therapies have been ineffective for these cases because of the amount of proteins required to restore muscle functionality.

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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.