Post-SCOTUS BRCA Litigation | GenomeWeb

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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In PNAS this week: carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae, selection against educational attainment-linked variants, and more.

Technology Review points out that a new US presidential science advisor hasn't been selected.

Researchers find that blood tests might be able to help determine severity of a concussion, Wired reports.

President-elect Donald Trump considers other candidates for director of the National Institutes of Health, Nature News reports.