Originally published April 4.

This article has been updated with additional comments from Duke University's Robert Cook-Deegan.

By Turna Ray

Pressured by questioning
from three federal circuit judges, Myriad’s legal counsel said in court this week that whole-genome sequencing that doesn’t involve an isolation step enabling specific investigation of BRCA mutations would not infringe the company's patents related to its flagship BRACAnalysis test.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

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