This article has been updated to include comments from Affymetrix.

Earlier this year, a team of researchers introduced the highest-density microarray to date for studying lettuce.

Manufactured by Affymetrix, the 6.5-million-feature array was designed for polymorphism discovery and genotyping, as well as for analyzing gene expression in four species of the crop.

The chip was profiled in BMC Genomics in May, but by that time the tool was already obsolete.

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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.

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