The gene patenting fight is heading back to the US Supreme Court, the Associated Press reports. According to ScienceInsider, the court added that it will only consider the issue of whether human genes are "patent-eligible."
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Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.
An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.
The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.
In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.