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The court upheld a judgement of no interference-in-fact from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, leaving the Broad in control of key CRISPR IP.

The plaintiffs say the USPTO made several errors when it determined the Broad Institute had the right to patent the use of CRISPR/Cas9 in eukaryotes.

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."

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.