After the European patent office decided last week to uphold the so-called Southern patent for DNA microarrays, a license to the patent may become a must-have for any microarray producer who wants to sell its wares in Europe without facing legal opposition.

The patent, European Patent number 0373203, was granted in August 1994 to Oxford Gene Technologies (OGT), a company set up by Oxford University biochemistry professor Edwin Southern.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.

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