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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.

Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.