A Massachusetts District Court this week denied motions to dismiss an intellectual property-ownership lawsuit filed by the University of Utah against Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and several University of Massachusetts officials, among others, telling the defendants that they have not provided sufficient reasons why the litigation should be halted.

As a result, the dispute over whether University of Utah researcher Brenda Bass should be named as an inventor of a key RNAi technology, along with several Alnylam co-founders, will proceed.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

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