By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A patent reform bill that would shift the US to a system in which the first person to file the patent is the owner of the patent moved forward in the US Senate and closer to passage today.
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Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.
Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.
Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.
In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.