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Novartis Goes First

Novartis' CAR-T cell therapy is now the first of its kind to be approved by the FDA, reports Marketwatch. The pharmaceutical company's Kymriah, the first gene therapy available in the US, will be accessible to young people up to age 25 with a form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.