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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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.