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The study suggests it is "unlikely" that patents protecting biomedical inventions "will ever be licensed" if they have remained unlicensed for more than eight years since their priority patent application was filed.

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Richard Smith is one PI who asks his postdocs to check their egos at the door for the benefit of the group, but the time they spend in his lab guarantees to benefit them all as individuals.

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Included is a paper on the use of a mass spectrometry-based strategy for the absolute quantification of protein complex components, one using SISCAPA technology, and one showing that top-down proteomics can be done using CID on a q-TOF instrument.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.