The home of the Hershey chocolate bar has a sweet spot of another sort for startup companies in the life sciences and other technologies — namely the 80,448-square-foot Hershey Center for Applied Research opened two years ago this May.

The facility is the first of up to a dozen buildings totaling 1.2 million square feet envisioned for a 165-acre campus near Penn State University's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.