Just days after it was poised to run out of cash, Targeted Genetics last week announced that it has sold its manufacturing and adeno-associated viral vector technologies, among other assets, to Genzyme for up to $7 million.

The transaction, which will enable the company to continue operations through 2010, will transfer Targeted Genetics’ patents, manufacturing-related equipment, and licenses to use certain technology and materials necessary for manufacturing AAV vectors to Genzyme, according to the company.

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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.