NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A paper scheduled to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests paired-end transcriptome sequencing can identify previously undetected gene fusions — even in well-characterized human cancer lines — and offer clues about which fusions may drive cancer development.

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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.