Patent reform legislation is moving forward in Congress after judiciary committees for both the US House of Representatives and the Senate last week passed parallel versions of patent reform bills.
 
Early in the week, the House judiciary committee endorsed HR 1908, the Patent Reform Act of 2007, after amending several aspects of the bill that have drawn criticism from the university tech-transfer and biotechnology communities, but keeping several others.
 

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American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.