NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nanogen will lay off 89 employees based in San Diego by July 14, as the firm moves forward with the sale of its assets to French firm Elitech for $25.7 million.

The layoffs were listed on the website of California's Employment Development Department.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

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