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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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.

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This webinar will detail a comprehensive strategy that a lab has put in place to evaluate  NGS oncology assays for genomic tumor profiling of plasma and tissue samples.