NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Human Genome Research Institute announced that it is seeking grant applications for projects aimed at providing research experiences and skills development in genomics to individuals from underrepresented groups.

The funding opportunity is part of the NHGRI's Diversity Action Program, which aims to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce in the areas of genome sciences, genomic medicine, and genomics and society.

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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.

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