Patent filings are at an all-time high, reports BusinessNewsDaily. In 2011, the most recent year for which there is data, about 250,000 patents were granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office, Business News Daily adds, drawing on a Brookings Institute study.
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In PNAS this week: co-evolutionary signatures of insect hosts and bacterial symbionts, distinct transcript isoforms of high-grade ovarian cancer, and more.
Adam Rutherford discusses genetic genealogy at the Guardian.
Portions of the US 21st Century Cures Act are raising some safety concerns.
David Dobbs writes at Buzzfeed that genomics has delivered little on its promises.