Members of a methods testing and development group at the Broad Institute have published a new comparison of RNA sequencing methods that focuses on samples with low RNA quality and/or quantity.
 
"The 'easy' samples, people already have solutions for," co-senior author Joshua Levin, with the Broad Institute's Genome Sequencing and Analysis Program, told In Sequence. "But people are always coming to us with other samples that they want to work on, so we were trying to figure out which method would be the best one to use."

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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.