Microsoft's wheeling and dealing again, aided by its claims that Linux software violates hundreds of its patents. In the most recent deal, Microsoft agreed not to sue LG Electronics, which uses the open-source platform in its consumer electronics products -- in return for which the software giant will gain access to IP produced by LG, according to this article from Information Week. Not a great time for the open-source community, it would seem.

 

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.