If We Don't Call It Broken, Do We Have to Fix It? | GenomeWeb

It's tough to get through an entire day at a conference without hearing someone griping about patent-related issues. In the latest edition of Newsweek, columnist Steven Levy talks to some experts about the problems with the US patent system and why people consider it "broken."

 

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Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.

The Genome 10K project is to sequence about 10,000 vertebrate genomes, including ones of endangered species, Digital Trends reports.

The new Coalition to Save NIH Funding aims to educate lawmakers and the public on the significance of biomedical research.

In PLOS this week: analysis of viral sequences from human blood samples, gut microbiomes of heart failure patients, and more.