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UC receives blow in legal battle over CRISPR-Cas9 patents

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ultimately ruled that patents held for inventions by the Broad Institute, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are distinct from the UC’s patents. The institutions have engaged in a long battle over the patents, which have the potential to secure both prestige and billions of dollars in licensing agreements.
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‘Militarization is not the answer’: Crowds gather in Oakland to celebrate end of Urban Shield

The Stop Urban Shield Coalition organized the rally to coincide with the final scenario exercises and vendor exhibitions of Urban Shield taking place this weekend, according to Jennifer Abella, a Gabriela Oakland member and Stop Urban Shield Coalition organizer. The rally also coincided with the People’s Climate March in San Francisco this Saturday.
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