NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A study by Children's Mercy Hospital is the first of four newborn genome sequencing projects funded by the National Institutes of Health in 2013 to satisfy requirements by the US Food and Drug Administration, GenomeWeb has learned, after the agency stepped in last year to regulate the four pilot studies.

The study, which started enrolling patients this fall, appears to be the only one of the four that has launched 15 months after the awards were made, which may or may not be related to the FDA's oversight.

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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.

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