NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom said in a regulatory filing after the close of the market on Monday that it is reducing its workforce by about 75 employees as part of a reorganization.

The majority of employees being laid off were notified on Monday and all affected employees will be notified by Aug. 23, the company said in its document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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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.