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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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.