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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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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.