A blog at 3 Quarks Daily points to Stephan Kinsella's post at mises.org that highlights the drawbacks of intellectual property patents. Kinsella says that while patent holders do profit, the overall litigation and licensing surrounding patents stifle innovation.

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British Nobel laureates and Fields Medal winners warn that a 'hard' Brexit could harm science across the UK, the Guardian reports.

 

Vox reports on inequities in genetic research and efforts to address them.

The New York Times reports that Arizona State University's Lawrence Krauss is retiring following allegations of sexual misconduct.

In PNAS this week: de novo NUS1 mutations linked to Parkinson's disease risk, candidate hepatocellular carcinoma drivers, and more.