This article was originally published on May 12.

Pfizer and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation said last week that they have inked a licensing agreement that gives Pfizer the right to work with human embryonic stem cells for drug research and discovery.

With the deal, WARF has now inked 35 licensing deals with 27 corporate partners for its portfolio of patents related to isolating and differentiating hESCs in the late 1990s, Janet Kelly, WARF's director communications, wrote in an e-mail to BTW.

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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.