NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has awarded $2.8 million to early-career investigators pursuing a range of molecular and genomic research projects.

DRCF said this week that it funded 15 new Damon Runyon Fellows, young scientists who are seeking independent funding, with $156,000 each. It also granted five Breakthrough Scientist awards, which provide $100,000 in additional funding to scientists who are completing their fellowship projects.

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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.

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

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

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

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