gene patents Patent Board Rules Broad Institute First With Functioning CRISPR System in Eukaryotic Cells The ruling is the latest decision in the fight between the Broad and the University of California for control over the bulk of the IP rights to CRISPR-Cas9. MilliporeSigma's New CRISPR System Moves Chromatin Out of Way for More Efficient Editing Premium The company's CRISPR-chrom technology fuses chromatin-modulating peptides to CRISPR nucleases, essentially moving chromatin out of the way for more efficient editing. European Patent Office Upholds UC Berkeley CRISPR Patent The EPO rejected arguments that were filed in opposition to the patent, which covers the use of CRISPR-Cas9 in cellular and non-cellular settings. Revocation of Broad Institute CRISPR Patent Upheld in Europe The European Patent Office appeals board upheld the decision made by the EPO after its initial review in 2018. US Senate Hearings Consider Bipartisan Proposal to Change Patent Laws; Could Have Big Impact on Dx A draft bill provides for a major expansion of eligible material, a move the ACLU and AMP said threatens to reduce competition in genetic testing. Jul 18, 2018 Inscripta Confirms CRISPR-MAD7 Editing Activity in Mammalian Cells, Releases New MAD2 Enzyme Premium Nov 16, 2017 CRISPR Patents Must Be 'Reined In,' Experts Say Oct 26, 2017 Broad Institute Responds to UC Berkeley Appeal of CRISPR-Cas9 Patent Interference Decision Jul 26, 2017 UPDATE: CRISPR Stakeholders Seek Reversal of Patent Interference Proceeding Decision Dec 5, 2016 Supreme Court Patent Cases Haven't Hindered Diagnostics Innovation, Preliminary Data Suggest Premium Dec 3, 2015 US Court Denies Sequenom Appeal in Patent Case Oct 9, 2015 USPTO Report to Congress Says No Immediate Action Necessary on Confirmatory Genetic Testing Jun 16, 2015 Sequenom Patent Invalidation May Have Ramifications for NIPT Field, Entire MDx Industry Premium Dec 17, 2014 Federal Appeals Court Upholds BRCA1/2 Decision Against Myriad Genetics Nov 20, 2014 USPTO Board Nullifies Illumina NIPT Patent Claims Nov 5, 2014 Drawing Lessons from US Gene Patent Cases, Canadian Hospital Focuses on Enabling NGS Testing Premium Nov 3, 2014 UPDATE: Canadian Pediatric Hospital Challenges Gene Patenting for Long QT Syndrome Sep 5, 2014 Australian Court Upholds Myriad's BRCA1 Gene Patent May 9, 2014 Biology of Genomes ELSI Panel Discusses Gene Patenting Court Cases Oct 22, 2013 Myriad Sues Third Firm, BioReference's GeneDx, Alleging BRCA1/2 Patent Infringement Jun 19, 2013 In Gene Patent Ruling, SCOTUS Draws Line Between Product of Nature and Invention Premium Jun 19, 2013 Innovation Boom or Bust? Industry Gauges Impact of SCOTUS Ruling on Gene Patents Premium Jun 19, 2013 With New BRCA Testing Options, Patient Groups Advise Women to Speak to Genetics Expert, Share Reports Premium Jun 13, 2013 US Supreme Court Strikes Down Gene Patents but Allows Patenting of Synthetic DNA Apr 19, 2013 Competition Coming for Myriad's BRCA Test, Whether or Not Gene Patents Hold Up Load More Breaking News Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel The Scan CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern" CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern." From FDA to Venture Capital Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post. Consent Questions Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles. Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.