This article has been updated with a comment from Myriad and one of the additional plaintiffs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Patent Foundation at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, along with a number of other plaintiffs, filed a lawsuit yesterday alleging that the BRCA gene patents "stifle research that could lead to cures and limit women's options regarding their medical care."

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

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