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This article has been updated from a previous version to include a statement from ERS Genomics on the EPO's decision regarding the Broad Institute's European patents.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Rockefeller University and the Broad Institute said this week that they have settled a dispute over the inventorship and ownership of certain CRISPR-Cas9 intellectual property, leaving the specifics of the IP unchanged.

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Bioethicists disagree with a research team's decision to allow the return of risk results for adult-onset conditions from a newborn sequencing project, according to Reuters.

Alterations to particular gene may enable the Quechua of Peru to better tolerate high-altitude life, Ars Technica reports.

Nature News reports that additional South Korean researchers have included the names of children on scientific papers when they did not contribute to the work.

In PLOS this week: statistical approach to prioritize rare variant searches, gene expression alterations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and more.