NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Mental Health plans to provide up to $4 million per year to fund efforts that use whole-genome sequencing to uncover the genomic basis for severe mental disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, among others.

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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.