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Several studies in Nature Genetics have incorporated scanning for CNVs, and not just SNPs, into genome-wide association studies, says an article in Tech Review. In one, the Broad's David Altshuler found that among a sample of 270 people, most copy number variations are inherited, allowing them to look genome-wide using microarrays for CNVs associated with disease risk.

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The US Patent and Trademark Office is opening another interference proceeding in the CRISPR patent fight.

There's increasing genetic evidence that a number of ancient hominins may have contributed to the human gene pool, according to Discover's The Crux blog.

The Japan News writes that Japan needs to seize the opportunity to ensure that a wide number of people benefit from personalized cancer treatments.

In Cell this week: messenger RNA expression and translation, RNA localization atlas, and more.