NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new Nature study suggests that levels of a microRNA called miR-802 rise in response to obesity, leading to the sorts of metabolic changes and insulin resistance features that foretell type 2 diabetes.
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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.