The US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, upheld Myriad Genetics' patents on isolated BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, Reuters reports. The court, however, did not up hold its patents on methods to analyze the sequences. This is the second time the court has considered The Association for Molecular Pathology v.

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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.