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Courts Re-Examining Gene Patents

By | March 28, 2012

The US Supreme Court ordered patents held by Myriad Genetics to be reviewed further by the Federal Circuit Court.

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Mouse Made For You

By | March 23, 2012

Mice “avatars” grafted with patient tumor tissue help identify effective drug regimens.

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Upheaval Over Children’s Health Study

By | March 21, 2012

A second advisor for the National Children’s Study resigns in response to changes in study design.

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Prometheus Patents Overturned

By | March 20, 2012

The US Supreme Court ruled that two dose calibration methods from biotech company Prometheus Laboratories cannot be patented.

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image: Teaching HIV/AIDS Denialism?

Teaching HIV/AIDS Denialism?

By | March 20, 2012

An Italian university is investigating whether a professor was right to teach a course denying a causal link between HIV and AIDS.

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New African Bone Marrow Registry

By | March 19, 2012

Nigeria launches its first ever bone marrow registry, which should make it easier to find matches for black people around the world.

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HHMI Competition Opens

By | March 16, 2012

The biomedical institute seeks up to 30 new investigators in its first nationwide search in 5 years.

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Trouble at the CDC?

By | March 12, 2012

Anonymous letters to The Lancet point to problems with the CDC's Center for Global Health, but the agency denies the allegations.

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image: High Tumor Heterogeneity Confirmed

High Tumor Heterogeneity Confirmed

By | March 9, 2012

One biopsy may not provide enough information about the array of mutations in cancer to devise treatments based on a tumor’s genetic profile.

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Origami Sensors

By | March 9, 2012

An inexpensive 3-D paper sensor could test for HIV and malaria.

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