Clinical sequencing startup Parabase Genomics announced this month that it is developing a targeted sequencing test for neonates suspected to be suffering from genetic diseases.

Parabase's CEO Andy Bhattacharjee discussed the company's plans for what it calls the Lifetime test at the Consumer Genetics Conference earlier this month.

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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.