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The patent claims strategies for identifying optimal breeding combinations of crop plants or cattle within a breeding population.

The Broad Institute also announced announced a setback in proceedings over a CRISPR patent application filed in Europe.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Benitec Biopharma this week announced that it is appealing the European Patent Office's recent revocation of a patent covering the company's core expressed RNAi technology, which had been successfully challenged by biotech firm Galapagos and agro-chemical giant BASF.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Benitec Biopharma last week announced that the European Patent Office has upheld its previous decision to revoke one of the company's core patents based on opposition filed by biotech firm Galapagos and chemical giant BASF.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals this week announced that the European Patent Office has upheld a company patent related to chemically modified siRNAs and their ability to downregulate target genes via RNAi.

Marina Biotech this week said that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a notice of allowance for three of the company's patent applications related to its delivery technologies.

Rosetta Genomics this week announced that it has received a patent allowance from the European Patent Office for claims related to the use of microRNA-34a for the treatment of p53-negative cancers.

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Dutch agricultural genetics firm KeyGene today said that its patent pertaining to plant breeding has been upheld in Europe.

Silence Therapeutics last week publicly took issue with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals' claims regarding a European patent opposition, stating that the European Patent Office had limited the “scope and ambiguity” of an Alnylam-controlled patent.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.