Researchers funded by the US National Science Foundation whose projects are under investigation by the chair of the House science committee tell the Chronicle of Higher Education's Paul Baskin that it's a "witch hunt."

"It saddens me that elected officials are attacking science in this way," says University at Albany anthropologist Robert Rosenswig, who studies Mexican history with his NSF grant.

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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.