In Science this week, researchers report the first analysis of the pilot dataset from the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project, which is studying how DNA regulates gene expression throughout different tissues. The scientists collected 1,641 post-mortem samples covering 43 body sites from 175 individuals, and examined the patterns of gene expression across almost 54,000 transcribed genes.

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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.