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A draft bill provides for a major expansion of eligible material, a move the ACLU and AMP said threatens to reduce competition in genetic testing.

Mother Jones reports that some data used for interpreting what BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations mean are kept private.

The US Supreme Court decision cleared the way for large-scale sequencing or drove prices to unsustainable levels, depending on your opinion.

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A cancer patient with a rare BRCA1 variant seeks better data sharing, Newsweek reports.

Four patients still want the government to investigate their allegations against Myriad, even though the firm complied with their data request at the last hour.

WASHINGTON (GenomeWeb News) – US Supreme Court justices today heard arguments in favor of and against the patent eligibility of genes isolated from the body, a practice that the US Patent and Trademark Office has enabled for more than three decades.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Patent Foundation have asked the US Supreme Court to take up the question of gene patenting for a second time by looking again at the patentability of Myriad Genetics' claims on genes that predict risk of breast and ova

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A federal appeals court today has for a second time reversed a lower district court's decision that isolated genes are not patentable, but it also partly affirmed the District Court's decision that certain methods patents "comparing" or "analyzing" gene sequences may n

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a case that could have wide implications for US gene patenting laws, a US Federal court today heard oral arguments focused on whether a recent Supreme Court decision that invalidated certain biotech patents will affect Myriad Genetics' patent claims related to breas

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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Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be requiring its researchers to publish their work so it is immediately accessible to the public, ScienceInsider writes.

The Huffington Post reports that Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, has urged Americans to recommit to reason.

About 150 million rapid coronavirus tests purchased by the US federal government are to be distributed to nursing homes, colleges, and the states, according to the New York Times.

In Nature this week: multi-omic analysis of Alzheimer's disease brain samples, de novo assembly of a diploid potato, and more.