When Erin O'Shea takes over the reins of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in September, she plans to build on initiatives to promote greater diversity among researchers, Nature News reports. O'Shea will be the institute's first female president.
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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.