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Myriad CEO Peter Meldrum wrote into the New York Times in a June 20 letter, to highlight that while the Supreme Court invalidated the company's patent claims of isolated gene sequences, the court upheld several claims on synthetic DNA. In addition, he underscores the importance of diagnostic method patents.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.