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In this week's Science, intellectual property experts from Duke University and Arizona State University discuss the downsides of overly broad technology patents, using CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing as a case study. They discuss the ongoing litigation between the University of California and the Broad Institute over inventorship of CRISPR, arguing that such patent battles are wasteful.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.