Hwang Woo-Suk, the Korean researcher who claimed in 2004 to have cloned human embryos and then extracted stem cells from them, has been awarded a patent on the method by the US Patent and Trademark Office despite the subsequent findings that his work was fraudulent, the New York Times reports.

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A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.

In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.