Competition Coming for Myriad's BRCA Test, Whether or Not Gene Patents Hold Up | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In the next few years, or perhaps even sooner, Myriad may be at risk of losing its grip over the lucrative BRCA testing franchise in the US.

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In PNAS this week: Plasmodium knowlesi population structure, 'pre-adaptations' in algal ancestors of land plants, and more.

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About two-thirds of proposals to work with select agents are denied — though most proposals that come in don't meet the definition of a restricted experiment, according to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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