As the US government continues to rapidly expand its efforts to prepare for bioterrorist attacks, companies and researchers in the proteomics sector are in a prime position to rake in cash.

In the past year, US Congress has increased its budget for biodefense research by $1.5 billion. In response, the NIH and other governmental organizations have begun funding a slew of expensive and ambitious projects across the country aimed at developing the ability to rapidly diagnose and treat diseases such as anthrax, smallpox, and even ebola.

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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.