This story has been edited to address guide RNA price comparisons between Synthego and certain competitors. An earlier version also included a quote comparing Synthego's prices to TriLink BioTechnologies'; however, TriLink offers Cas9 mRNA for CRISPR, not gRNA.


NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new Silicon Valley-based biotech startup is hoping CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing is the perfect field to launch from.

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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.