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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit this week handed down a ruling in the case of Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. v. Cepheid affirming a district court's previous ruling invalidating a US patent assigned to Roche covering PCR-based methods for detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and drug resistance.

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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.