NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a groundbreaking study, scientists have reported the discovery of haploid human embryonic stem cells. The findings could change several assumptions about the biology of human development and have the potential to improve loss-of-function genetic screening.

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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.