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In the Myriad versus ACLU court case on the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 gene patents, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that isolated gene sequences are not products of nature, and are therefore patentable. The court also invalidated several of Myriad Genetics' method claims that describe "comparing" and "analyzing" gene sequences.

The National Human Genome Research Institute has named Paul Liu its deputy scientific director. Liu previously led the Oncogenesis and Development Section within NHGRI's Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.