This Week in Nature

In Nature Methods this week, an international team presents the results of the Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation (CAMI) effort, a community-driven benchmarking challenge for metagenomics software. Participants were tasked with benchmarking their programs on complex and realistic datasets generated from roughly 700 newly sequenced microorganisms, as well as around 600 novel viruses and plasmids.

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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.

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

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