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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."

An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.