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A Science Policy Forum article argues that a diagnostic method exemption, patent pools and clearinghouses, and a purpose-bound protection regime may provide solutions.

Several European lab directors interviewed by BioArray News said the switch occurred over the past year as a result of falling array prices and because lab techs have become more confident in their ability to interpret results as they have gained more experience with the technology.

Oxford Gene Technology announced last week that the Center of Human Genetics in Katholieke Universiteit Leuven recently began assessing its CytoSure arrays for use in prenatal screening.

Researchers at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven plan to upgrade the tool, called Endeavour, to help users look at promising candidate genes across organisms. They are also keen to license the tool to pharmas and biotechs.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.