This Week in PNAS

Soil and manure from pig farms where antibiotics are commonly used are prone to harboring antibiotic resistance genes, according to a study in the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers from China and the US assessed manure, manure compost, and manure compost-treated soil samples from three large Chinese swine farms, using quantitative PCR arrays to test for 244 antibiotic resistance genes.

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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.