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Gene patenting isn't just a big case in the US: Australia's Full Federal Court is also considering the validity of patents held by Myriad Genetics and Genetic Technologies, a Melbourne-based firm, on isolated gene sequences associated with breast and ovarian cancers, ScienceInsider reports.

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Through a transcriptome study, researchers home in on the activity of inflammation-linked genes in chronically lonely people.

Determining who is and is not an author and where a researcher should fall on a list of authors can be a tricky task, Nature News writes.

In PNAS this week: variant protective against Alzheimer's disease, effect of whole-genome duplication on methylation in rice, and more.

Genome editing is also bringing up questions when applied to farm animals, the New York Times reports.