NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — An Austrian research team has developed an approach to uncover and analyze DNA methylation in organisms lacking a reference genome.

High-throughput approaches for analyzing DNA methylation — a key part of animal development whose defects have been implicated in cancer — largely rely on a reference genome, something many wild populations lack.

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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.

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