First things first, it's your first day of graduate school, so get yourself a set of keys to the lab and a new lab coat, writes Norma Browne at Bitesize Bio. Then, she says, check out where the Wi-Fi hotspots are, claim a coffee mug, and introduce yourself around the lab.

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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.