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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