Benitec said this week that a share-purchase plan designed to raise at least Aus$500,000 ($380,845) did not meet its required minimum investment level.
 
As a result, the expressed RNAi drug developer said it would return to investors the funds it did raise under the plan and that it would explore other opportunities to raise desperately needed cash.
 

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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.

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