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The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals this week denied Myriad's motion to declare the case against its BRCA patents moot, reports Patent Docs' Kevin Noonan. When the court originally heard the case, it declared that only one of the named plaintiffs, Harry Ostrer, had standing to bring the case because he said he was ready to use the patented BRCA diagnostic method in his practice if the patent was struck down, Noonan says.

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.