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 PLOS this week: oral microbiomes of dogs and their owners, Plasmodium vivax population structure, and more.
The American Society of Human Genetics has issued a position statement on genetic testing of children.
The White House seeks to update how biotechnology products are regulated.
Team science leads some researchers to get lost in the shuffle, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.