NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute-led research team published a proof-of-principle study online in Science today describing the use of high-throughput sequencing to track the evolution and spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.

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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.