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Under the amended deal, Benitec will no longer pay CSIRO royalties, while CSIRO gets a 10 percent stake in the company.

In its annual report, the company also tried to assuage investor concerns over an ongoing re-examination of its core US patent, stating that its continued efforts to defend the intellectual property's validity reflect its confidence in a successful outcome of the proceedings.

Appearing in the online editions of Fungal Genetics and Biology and Microbiology, the papers describe the use of Biolog's Phenotype Microarray platform to research secondary pathways in F. graminearum, which is responsible for head blight and crop losses.

The Bovine Sequencing and Analysis Consortium and Bovine HapMap Consortium today reported on their efforts to sequence and analyze the domestic cattle genome.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.