Complete Genomics has sequenced the whole genomes of 600 individuals from 20 Mexican-American families from San Antonio to try and identify variants involved in type 2 diabetes.

The project is being done as part of the Type 2 Diabetes Genetic Exploration by Next-Generation Sequencing in Multi-Ethnic Samples, or T2D-GENES, consortium, and is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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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.