Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have made an Ebola genome browser available, the university has announced.

The newly minted UCSC Ebola Genome Portal links to the new browser, which aligns five Ebola and two Marburg virus strains. In particular, the UCSC researchers have aligned 148 individual viral genomes, including more than a hundred from the ongoing outbreak in West Africa.

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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.