Complete Genomics has sequenced the whole genomes of 600 individuals from 20 Mexican-American families from San Antonio to try and identify variants involved in type 2 diabetes.

The project is being done as part of the Type 2 Diabetes Genetic Exploration by Next-Generation Sequencing in Multi-Ethnic Samples, or T2D-GENES, consortium, and is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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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.