The Spanish National Cancer Research Center will be laying off 64 workers, including 28 staff scientists and support staff, the Nature News Blog reports. The move comes as the center faces funding problems.

The temporary contracts for a further 36 workers will not be renewed. In all, there will be a 13 percent reduction of the center's staff, the Nature News Blog adds.

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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.