While the US Supreme Court struck down Myriad Genetics' BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene patents in June, the University of California, San Francisco's Robert Nussbaum writes at Technology Review that monopolies on genetic data are still possible.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.