Removal Sought

A father has sought the retraction of the paper describing his son's rare genetic condition over fears of being stigmatized, Retraction Watch reports. Andrew Han (a former GenomeWeb staffer) adds at Retraction Watch that the dad has accused the researcher of exploiting his son and naming the condition after herself.

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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.