NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – With its initial foray into the use of next-generation sequencing technology, Kura Oncology aims to resuscitate a drug that the US Food and Drug Administration deemed not approvable a decade ago. 

Last week, Kura announced that it had licensed from Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Pharmaceutica the exclusive rights to develop and commercialize the protein farnesyltransferase inhibitor tipifarnib (Zarnestra) in the field of oncology. 

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.