Last year we wrote about the Festo decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. That decision altered standing patent law principles regarding infringement that decreased the value and enforceability of existing biotechnology patents. 

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.