NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from China, the US, and Germany have produced a draft genome for the golden snub-nosed monkey, Rhinopithecus roxellana, and re-sequenced three related species in an effort to understand a group of leaf- and seed-eating Old World monkeys called colobines.

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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.