Association for Genomic Medicine

In the effort to launch a new genomics certification program for doctors in personalized medicine, Topol recognized that doctors just need to be reminded why they got into medicine in the first place, and the intellectual challenge of genomic medicine itself can reignite that spark, he says.

The initiative, called the Association for Genomic Medicine, was created in January with a $600,000 grant from the Life Technologies Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Life Technologies.

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.