At Science Progress, Timothy Caulfield discusses whether gene patents hurt research. He says that his studies "revealed lots of researcher concern about gene patents, but little evidence that they are actually having a detrimental impact on the research environment." Still, Caulfield calls for better, more robust studies of the benefits and harms of patents on research.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.