Texas Tech

Researchers participating in the Texas Alzheimer's Research Consortium have identified protein biomarkers in blood that differ between individuals with and without Alzheimer's disease and incorporated them into an algorithm for detecting Alzheimer's cases.

 By genotyping nuclear and mitochondrial sequences from fruit-eating bats in the Caribbean and mainland South America, a Texas Tech University research team has found evidence for hybridization in a Caribbean species called Artibeus schwartzi.

Bayer CropScience has licensed the technology from the university’s genomics and biotech center.

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.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.