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A study appearing online edition in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences outlines efforts to sequence the genome of the adzuki bean, Vigna angularis, a legume crop believed to have been domesticated in China that's now grown in dozens of countries. Using whole-genome shotgun sequencing, researchers from China and India generated an almost 467 million base draft adzuki bean genome containing more than 34,100 predicted protein-coding genes.

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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.