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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Department of Health and Human Services committee charged with advising the agency on genetics policy has recommended in a new draft report making gene patents exempt from infringement liability — a move that would allow researchers and clinics to use and offer genetic information and genetic tests even on genes that are patented.

If implemented, such policies could make it difficult or impossible for holders of patents on some genes and genetic testing technology to sue others using those genes.

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In Cell this week: a quantitative proteomic atlas based on the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia, gene regulation and differentiation in Toxoplasma gondii, and more.

Feb
05
Sponsored by
LGC

This webinar will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the collaborative development of a novel multiplex assay to speed detection of mosquito-borne illness in the clinical setting.

Feb
20
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

This webinar will discuss the use of 3’ mRNA sequencing to reduce the cost of gene expression studies on Illumina NGS systems.