This year may have been the CRISPR's breakout year as a technology, but the patent dispute over who owns the intellectual property for the tool is only getting underway. According to Jacob Sherkow at Stanford's Law and Biosciences Blog, a patent examiner has issued an Initial Interference Memo, paving the way for an interference proceeding.

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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.

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