NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - A US Senator last week introduced the first significant piece of legislation addressing pharmacogenomics that if approved into law could have broad implications for the development of molecular diagnostics and targeted therapeutics.
 
Introduced by Illinois Senator Barack Obama last Thursday, the bill, entitled the “Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act of 2006,” would create a new federal agency to oversee personalized medicine.
 

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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.