This Week in Cell

A pair of Cell studies explores the mechanisms by which protein kinase enzyme networks respond to environmental triggers in human cells. For the first of these, investigators from Denmark, Italy, and the US used a new computational method called KINspect to characterize the amino acid residues determining the peptide specificity of kinome targets under given conditions.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.