NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Accelr8 today announced that it has received shareholder approval, met all closing conditions, and completed a transaction that will bring in a $35 million investment.

The investment, which was announced in April, will go toward the development and commercialization of the company's BACcel culture-free diagnostic system for same-shift identification and antibiotic resistance testing of bacterial and fungal pathogens.

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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.