Isis Pharmaceuticals this week was sued by Germany's Tet Systems for allegedly infringing two US patents related to controllable gene expression technology, according to court documents.

Tet's technology involves the use of tetracycline to turn on or off the expression of specific genes at specific times.

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A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.