Agilent Technologies said this week that sequencing service provider Fasteris has become the first European certified -service provider for Agilent's SureSelect Target Enrichment System.

SureSelect, an in-solution target enrichment method, was introduced in February and allows sequencing experiments to focus on specific genomic regions, rather than the entire genome.

Geneva, Switzerland-based Fasteris reached CSP status after it demonstrated "a high level of proficiency" using the SureSelect system with the Illumina Genome Analyzer.

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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.