Targeted sequencing on isolates collected in Saudi Arabia led to 16 rare, non-tuberculosis Mycobacterium species from individuals with lung or other infections.
In a cohort of some 300 people with intellectual disability, a genomic approach offered a likely diagnosis some 60 percent of the time.
Along with known contributors to thyroid cancer, researchers detected mutations that were associated with aggressive cases and metastasis.
The Saudi Arabian research team analyzed the autozygomes and exomes of 31 families and found a strong candidate variant in 90 percent of them.
Researchers in Saudi Arabia sequenced the exomes of women having trouble conceiving and found a mutation that appears to halt early embryonic development.
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.