This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Genetics, a team led by scientists from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center reports the discovery of a gene involved in most childhood solid tumors, including lethal rhabdoid tumors. Using assembly-based whole-genome DNA sequencing, the scientists identified the gene piggyBac transposable element derived 5, or PGBD5, as encoding an active DNA transposase expressed in these kinds of tumors.

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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.