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A US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-led team sequenced the exome of a young girl with recurrent, severe infections to uncover the gene variant.

The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Samira Asgari uncovered rare variants that seem to govern an extreme response to RSV or HRV infection.

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A University of Maryland-led team sequenced the complete genomes of all 99 known rhinoviruses and ten new field isolates.

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.