Can-Fite BioPharma said late last month that it has licensed a patent from Leiden University and the National Institutes of Health covering allosteric modulators of the A3 adenosine receptor for use in potential inflammatory disease treatments.

Terms of the agreement call for Can-Fite, based in Petach Tikva, Israel, to pay an upfront fee of €25,000 ($36,000) and annual minimal royalties of €10,000 to Leiden University and NIH.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.