Genomic Health's Oncotype Dx has a high profile in the molecular diagnostics market, and though the test is currently playing nearly unopposed, a number of rivals are using it as a blueprint of sorts to help them develop their own diagnostics for breast cancer recurrence.

During Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Tri-Conference last week in San Francisco, Genomic Health CEO Randy Scott spoke about the company's data validation procedure for the test. But Oncotype Dx isn't perfect, and the competition is trying to get fierce.

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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.