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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Patent Foundation said today that they have filed a brief with the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, or CAFC, in the ongoing case challenging Myri

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The partners sequenced the 400-megabase jatropha genome to 100x coverage and are planning to generate a high-quality jatropha reference genome. They will also compare the genome to sequences generated from SG Biofuels' germplasm library of more than 6,000 unique jatropha genotypes.

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The sequencing and partnership on the Jatropha genome is aimed at making new bioenergy advances.

Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.