The US Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month ordered a re-examination of Benitec’s US patent • numbered 6,573,099 and entitled “Genetic Constructs for Delaying or Repressing the Expression of a Target Gene” • pursuant to a request made by Nucleonics as part of a broader intellectual property dispute between the companies.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

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