Convey Computer said this week that the Broad Institute has purchased one of its hybrid core computing systems, which will be used to speed up portions of its next-generation sequencing data analysis pipeline.

Specifically, the Broad will use an accelerated version of the Burrows-Wheeler aligner that is implemented on Convey's HC-2 system.

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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.