Sequencing technology startup company GnuBio has obtained a license from Harvard University to use microfluidics- and emulsion-based technology developed there. These tools will enable the firm to develop a DNA sequencer that can sequence a human genome at 30X coverage — for less than $100 in reagent costs, the company says. GnuBio says the sequencer will also be able to run diagnostic-scale batches across a small candidate gene region at 100X coverage for less than $2 per sample.

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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.