Steven Soderbergh says he really wanted to get the science right when making Contagion, the forthcoming Hollywood movie that chronicles a global pandemic resulting from the intercontinental outbreak of an unknown virus. "I don't know how you could make a film about a subject like this without wanting it to be accurate," Soderbergh tells The New York Times this week.

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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.