NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Adrastia Biotech, a startup developing a urine-based breast cancer diagnostic test, has recently finished a proof of concept for its assay and is now looking to initiate its first clinical trial with hopes of bringing the test to market within two years.

In addition, Adrastia is looking to raise around $1.2 million in a first round of fundraising to support this work, the company's founders told GenomeWeb.

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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.