NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Translational Genomics Research Institute and the American Humane Association plan to study the genomes of dogs with autistic tendencies in search of genes that may also be involved in autism in humans.

These two lead partners, along with collaborators at several other institutions, are currently seeking private funding to support the project, called Canines, Kids and Autism, the AHA said today.

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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.

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Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

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