Policy

Genomic data can have a significant effect on other areas of society. Insurance premiums, familial impact, identification. As we enter the genomic era, policy will need to reflect these new considerations.

CRISPR Patent Battle: Round 2

The US Court of Appeals has heard the oral arguments for the next round of the patent battle between the UC Berkeley and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Bias Hinders Women in Science Looking for Grants

Is peer review biased? Female health researchers who applied for grants from Canada’s major health research funder were funded less often than male counterparts because of potential bias, and characteristics of peer reviewers can also affect the result, a study has found.

A Reddit AMA with Dr Francis Collins

On Friday last week, Director of the NIH, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, participated in an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session on Reddit in the run up to DNA Day this Thursday.