The effort will use C$22.9 million in funding to support a network of 12 universities with various instruments and expertise in methods and workflows for mapping the human interactome.
The cells, derived from patients with sporadic Parkinson's disease, remained pluripotent, and revealed a gene-expression profile that more closely resembled human embryonic stem cells than human iPS cells still carrying the reprogramming factors.
The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.
Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.
Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.
In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.