Blogger Matt Grosso has an idea for a nonprofit drug company. The idea would be to accept contributions for testing specific drugs and bringing them to market, Grosso says. A for-profit subsidiary could be formed to move the drugs through the approval process and the members of the company could vote to contribute their dollars to a specific drug of their choice.

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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.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.