With recent court rulings in the US against Prometheus Laboratories and Myriad Genetics, rules issued by the Patent and Trademark Office say that for an invention to be patentable it has to be "significantly different" from natural products.
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This week in Nature: Researchers describe the adaptation of organisms to environmental changes, while another study provides new insights into pig domestication.
The blog Sartorial Science seeks to challenge the stereotype of scientists as frumpy, messy, clueless dressers.
While one researcher says cloning the mammoth may be decades away, if successful, it may lead to a theme park of species that would no longer be extinct.
DNA Sequencing is being used by researchers in California to survey fish and marine life as part of a conservation effort.