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 Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

A small study finds differences between three genomic prostate cancer tests, Medscape reports.

In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.