gene patenting

The Great Gene Rush

Forget gold, companies are now trying to make money from a rich new source—the human genome. But is this good or bad for research innovation? Zaria Gorvett discusses.

Editor’s Note – January 2015 Print Magazine

Our January 2015 print edition starts the year off with a bang, looking at the latest developments in biotechnology.

Open Source Seeds Nurture Patent-Free Food

The free exchange of plant varieties, like China's 'Cooperation 88' potato, could help poor farmers and make farming more sustainable.

Who’s Patenting Whose Genome?

A free and open-source public resource aims to bring much-needed transparency to the murky and contentious world of gene patenting.