NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team from the US and Israel has characterized the genetic variation present in Burkholderia dolosa pathogens from cystic fibrosis patients with chronic B. dolosa infections that can be traced back to an outbreak that began in Boston in the 1990s — an analysis that offered a peek at the effects of adaptive mutations and selective pressures on such pathogen populations.

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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.