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Submission + - Genome editing patent challenge decided in Broad Institute's favor (statnews.com)

interkin3tic writes: CRISPR/Cas9 are tools that can efficiently edit DNA. Jennifer Doudna at the University of California submitted a patent for editing bacterial DNA. Feng Zhang of the Broad Institute at Harvard filed for a patent later on using the technology in animals and filed for expidited review. The USPTO ruled today that the Broad Institute's patent was valid.

CRISPR-Cas9 is widely expected to earn a nobel prize as well as billions of dollars in biotech revenue.

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Submission + - terrorist group hosted on dutch server

interkin3tic writes: 'Columbia Reports' reports that a Spanish non-profit organization is hosting the website of Colombia's second largest guerrilla group, National Liberation Army (ELN), on a server in the Netherlands. ELN is on a terrorist blacklist, hosting a website for a group on the blacklist is punishable depending on the content.

The article goes on to state that the ELN website is political in nature, criticizing president Alvaro Uribe and the US military. The website is in Spanish, there is a link to it in the article, if you don't read Spanish, resist the temptation to click on it so we don't Slashdot it and contribute to the censorship.

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