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The oral arguments in the case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against Myriad Genetics lasted two and a half hours. The US District Court judge in New York said that he will wait to make a decision on whether a case on the legality of the patenting of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes by Myriad should be decided, or if it should go to trial or be dismissed.

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An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.