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The group will offer free access to omic and clinical data from the project and develop software to help clinicians use the models in patient care.

The strategy could be applied more widely to study the development of other organ systems, and will benefit from new single-cell gene expression analysis technology.

The fifth annual Dialogue on Reverse Engineering Assessment and Methods is seeking participants for the annual evaluation of computational systems biology methods.

Biogen Idec worked with Gene Network Sciences to integrate and analyze genome-wide SNP data, expression data, and clinical data from three time points in more than 70 rheumatoid arthritis patients — a process that ultimately identified several targets, including one "that had not been on the radar screen."

At the Network Biology 2.0 conference, speakers underscored the degree to which the understanding of cancer is being empowered by molecular characterization projects and is accompanied by the desire to select the right populations for clinical trials.

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.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.