IN OUR last article, we described the basic components of a genomics patent application. While it is critical to correctly prepare and file an application, that only gets you to the starting line. Once you've applied, there is still a long race ahead with many hurdles, i.e. the statutory bars to patentability, to overcome. Like a good runner, if you have studied the course and prepared well before the race, you will find it much easier to leap these hurdles as they arrive.

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Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.