This editorial from the LA Times updates readers on the ACLU v. Myriad gene patent lawsuit, for which arguments are scheduled to begin next week. "At stake is whether any human gene or test based on it can be covered by a patent," the editorial says, going on to support the ACLU side of the debate.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.