At recent clinical meetings, two firms — Sequenta and Chronix Biomedical — presented data illustrating the distinct next-generation sequencing-based strategies each is taking to monitor minimal residual disease in cancer patients.

At this year's American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago, for instance, Chronix researchers co-authored a poster showing that it was possible to track MRD after surgery in women with breast cancer using tumor markers found in blood samples taken prior to surgery.

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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.