This Week in Nature

In Nature Genetics this week, Sonja Berndt from the National Cancer Institute and her colleagues report on a meta-analysis to identify chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma susceptibility loci. The researchers combined data from four genome-wide association studies — totaling 3,100 cases and 7,667 controls — to home in on 10 SNPs at nine new loci linked to the disease, as well as at an established spot.

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In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of honeybee disease, microRNA profiles of people with lupus nephritis, and more.

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.

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