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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. 


In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.

A cancer researcher retracts 19 articles from one journal for image manipulation, according to Retraction Watch.

Precision medicine has to consider context in addition to genetic mutations in cancer treatment, Medscape reports.

Genomics may help the Cavendish banana from succumbing to fungal infections, a trio of researchers writes at the Conversation.