A recent genome-wide association study published in Nature Genetics purports to show a link between two novel genetic variants and the morphology of the brain and head, specifically the volume of the skull and the size of the hippocampus, says Genomes Unzipped's Luke Jostins.

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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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