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Blue Rush: One Company Leads the Race to Own Marine Genetic Sequences
Ruth Williams | Jun 6, 2018
Almost half of all patents relating to the genes of marine organisms belong to one large international corporation, BASF, a new study reveals.
Patent On Autism Genetic Test May Stifle Science
Jessica Wright | May 30, 2018
LabCorp might be able to charge a licensing fee to any scientists who wish to sequence the gene
in people who may have autism.
CRISPR Patent Dispute Heard in Federal Court
Jim Daley | May 1, 2018
In an ongoing legal battle, the University of California, Berkeley has challenged the Broad Institute’s patent claims on the gene editing technology.
Women Less Successful When Applying for Patents
Diana Kwon | Apr 18, 2018
An investigation of 2.7 million patent submissions in the U.S. finds gender disparities throughout the application process.
Berkeley CRISPR Inventors Get Another Important European Patent
Jim Daley | Mar 12, 2018
This is the second patent the European Patent Office has issued to the institutions of Jennifer Doudna, Emmanuelle Charpentier, and colleagues.
How to Successfully Collaborate with Industry
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 1, 2018
In efforts to translate basic-science results into pharmaceuticals and other technologies, success cannot be taken for granted.
2017 in Quotes
Catherine Offord | Dec 28, 2017
Gender discrimination, Brexit, and climate change are among the issues that have received considerable attention from the scientific community this year.
2017’s Science News in Review
Kerry Grens | Dec 15, 2017
Hurricanes, protests, and lifesaving genetic engineering: our picks for the biggest stories of the year
Flux and Uncertainty in the CRISPR Patent Landscape
Aggie Mika | Oct 1, 2017
The battle for the control of the intellectual property surrounding CRISPR-Cas9 is as storied and nuanced as the technology itself.
Nature Index Identifies Top Contributors to Innovation
Catherine Offord | Aug 9, 2017
New rankings highlight institutions that have produced large numbers of articles cited in others' patents.