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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In PNAS this week: transcript patterns in drug-resistant cancer cells, function of high-altitude adaption gene, and more.
Monitoring gene expression changes could help sniff out athletes using performance-enhancing drugs, New Scientist says.
The University of Southern California lodges a cross-complaint in its legal dispute with the University of California, San Diego, over a large Alzheimer's disease project.
In PLOS this week: gene fusion in premature ovarian failure, population patterns in the Franciscana dolphin, and more.