This post has been updated to clarify which of Myriad's claims were upheld by the Supreme Court.

So, if the US Supreme Court has now said that human genes are not patentable under US law, then why are the new gene testing companies that have jumped into the BRCA testing game in the wake of the ruling getting sued, the Washington Post WonkBlog's Timothy Lee asks.

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.