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The so-called '540 patent has been the focal point of a series of lawsuits between Sequenom and other NIPT firms since 2011. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A federal appeals court today has for a second time reversed a lower district court's decision that isolated genes are not patentable, but it also partly affirmed the District Court's decision that certain methods patents "comparing" or "analyzing" gene sequences may n

The US Court of Appeals reversed the earlier decision in the case challenging Myriad's BRCA patents, saying that isolated DNA is patent eligible under US law.

Myriad Genetics and the University of Utah Research Foundation are appealing a decision rendered in March that found that the company's BRCA gene patents are "unpatentable."

A US Appeals Court overturned a lower court's decision in favor of Life Technologies predecessor firm Applera, clearing the way for it to pursue a claim for "substantial damages."

A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.