Supreme Showdown

The US Supreme Court is gearing up to hear arguments in the Myriad Genetics gene patenting case on Monday. The Myriad patents cover the isolated BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which increase the risk of breast, ovarian, and other cancers, while critics say isolated DNA is a product of nature and, therefore, is not patentable. The implications of a decision in The Association for Molecular Pathology v.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.