Researchers from the genomics arm of the University of Padua’s CRIBI Biotechnology Center have developed a web-based platform, dubbed QueryOR, that helps users annotate variant data from human exome sequencing projects to identify likely disease-causing genes.

QueryOR’s developers presented the tool during a poster session at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Personal Genomes & Medical Genomics meeting held last month.

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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.