The intellectual property ownership dispute between a former Traversa Therapeutics executive and the bankrupt company has been settled, with the executive buying the US patent application at issue, Gene Silencing News has learned.

With the IP in hand, Traversa's former director of chemistry Scott Petersen is continuing his efforts to find a pharmaceutical company interested in acquiring the application, No. 20110294869, and hiring him to continue development of the RNAi drug-delivery technology it covers, he said last week.

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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.