gene patents

Two Australian organizations are appealing a patent covering much of the cattle genome, according to ABC.

Arti Rai and Colleen Chien are studying whether the Supreme Court's decisions in Mayo v Prometheus and Bilski v Kappos have had a negative impact on diagnostics innovation.

Beef producers in Australia are fighting a bovine genome patent awarded to US companies, the ABC reports.

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The USPTO has become involved in the CRISPR-Cas9 patent dispute.

A court of appeals will not reconsider the validity of Sequenom's '540 patent, saying it is bound by previous cases regarding patenting laws of nature. 

The report, which takes a look at patent issues as it relates to confirmatory genetic tests, acknowledged that federal legislation has dramatically changed the landscape in recent years.

The Australian High Court rules that isolated genetic material cannot be patented.

By analyzing tweets, Canadian researchers examine the public's view of gene patenting.

A decision is expected soon in Australia's gene patenting court case.

Patent law experts said the ruling provides further clarity over what is and is not patentable within the broader molecular diagnostics field. 

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.