In arguments before the Supreme Court last month, Stanford University claimed that because its research that resulted in three PCR-based test kit patents — which the school alleges Roche Molecular Systems has infringed upon — was partly supported by federal funding, it has superior claim to title under the University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act, better known as the Bayh-Dole Act. Congress enacted Bayh-Dole in 1980 as an amendment to the Patent Act in an effort to protect the intellectual property interests of universities, small businesses, and non-profit organizations.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.

Jun
19
Sponsored by
ACD

This webinar will provide evidence for the use of RNA in situ hybridization (RNA ISH) as a replacement for immunohistochemistry (IHC) in cancer research and diagnostic applications.

Jun
21
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will provide a detailed look at how a genomics lab implemented next-generation sequencing (NGS) liquid biopsy assays into its in-house clinical research program.