US Supreme Court Justices heard arguments yesterday regarding whether isolated genes may be patented, and NPR's Nina Totenberg writes that they "seemed skeptical." Turna Ray at Daily Scan sister publication GenomeWeb Daily News notes that "some justices didn't readily buy" the argument from Myriad's lawyer Gregory Castanias t

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.