Benitec Biopharma this week announced that it has licensed its proprietary expressed RNAi technology to Regen BioPharma, a San Diego-based subsidiary of Bio-Matrix, for use in developing cancer vaccines.

Specifically, the license covers the use of Benitec’s technology to silence indoleamine 2,3 doxygenase in dendritic cells. According to Benitec, the target is associated with immune suppression and is overexpressed in certain cancers.

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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.