Affymetrix, armed with a new genotyping algorithm and facing increasing competition in the whole-genome genotyping market, last week said it will reduce the price of its Mapping Array 500K set by as much as 75 percent.
 
However, the move, which Affy hoped would highlight growing efficiencies, was not viewed positively by investors. Shares in Affy are down more than 9 percent since the company disclosed the new price last week.
 

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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.