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Is Judge Robert Sweet's decision to overturn Myriad's BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene patents the end of gene patenting as we know it? Genomics Law Report's John Conley and Dan Vorhaus broke down the case and its implications in their blog, saying it is an important decision, but it is equally important not to overstate things.

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The US has sent its formal notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Science reports that a draft spending bill would increase the US National Institutes of Health budget by 13 percent.

The Harvard Crimson reports that Harvard and MIT are suing the Department of Homeland Security and ICE over the new international student visa policy.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: algorithm to determine molecular sequence types and other microbial features, computational method to uncover R-loop structures, and more.