By Andrea Anderson

This article has been updated from a previous version to include comments from David Goldstein.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists have identified a genetic marker that they said can help predict treatment response in individuals infected with one of the most common hepatitis C virus strains.

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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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