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The First Call

The parties involved in the CRISPR patent fight recently held a conference call, Stat News reports.

A California-based research team modified CRISPR/Cas9 to develop a method to track RNA sequences, which they hope will improve disease research. 

Integrated healthcare systems are corralling their resources and capabilities in applying for a shot to enroll volunteers to the national project.

Fight, Fight, Fight!

The USPTO has become involved in the CRISPR-Cas9 patent dispute.

Controversy swirls around the Broad Institute's Eric Lander's perspective piece on CRISPR that appeared in Cell last week.

Chasing Patent Money

More and more universities are helping their researchers patent their inventions, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Researchers moved one step closer to a whole reference genome for barley by successfully sequencing the largest gene-rich section to date.

 

A National Science Foundation-funded project aims to give researchers access to a network many times faster than the Internet.

The funding follows a $1 million award earlier this year that funded mapping experiments on pilot regions of the genome using a variety of methods.

In April, Butte became director of UCSF's Institute for Computational Health Sciences and executive director of clinical informatics for UC Health Sciences and Services. 

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The final text of the bill to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act might smooth over the differences between NSF and the House science committee, ScienceInsider says.

Four Republican lawmakers urge President-elect Donald Trump to keep Francis Collins as NIH director, Stat News reports.

In Genome Research this week: Platinum variant catalog, algorithmic strategy for upgrading fragmented assemblies, and more.

Sequencing of a 10,000-year-old mummy leads to its repatriation to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, Nature News reports.