WASHINGTON, DC, June 26 - In a move many scientists felt has been too late in coming, President George W. Bush announced his intention Monday evening to nominate physicist John Marburger as the next director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.