Scientists in the UK have developed a new method for reading a recently discovered cytosine modification, 5-formylcytosine, at single-base resolution.

The approach, called reduced bisulfite sequencing, or redBS-seq, provides an alternative to another method, fCAB-seq, that was published by researchers in the US last year.

Together, the methods enhance researchers' toolkit for studying epigenetic modifications, which also include cytosine methylation and hydroxymethylation, allowing them to elucidate their potential biological role in mammalian cells.

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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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