The Florida representative from Indialantic is sponsoring a Congressional bill to prohibit human gene patenting. Florida Today tries to explain gene patenting to Rep. Dave Weldon’s home district in this article.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

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