Author of #1 NYTimes Bestseller IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS (#HeLa) soon an Oprah/HBO film. Writes for NYTMag etc. Writing a book about #animals
nytimes.com — The writer Nick Tosches, reviewing a live album by Ronnie Milsap in 1976, called it "some of the best junk music you're going to hear all year." It's tempting to say something similar about Brendan I. Koerner's new book, "The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking."
cnn.com — (CNN) -- The Supreme Court has made a decision in a case examining whether human genes are patentable. Details of the ruling are expected shortly. The case involves Utah-based company Myriad Genetics, which was sued over its claim of patents relating to two types of biological material that it identified -- BCRA-1 and BCRA-2, whose mutations are linked to increased hereditary risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
washingtonpost.com — WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says companies cannot patent human genes, a decision that could profoundly affect the medical and biotechnology industries. In a unanimous decision, the court struck down patents held by Myriad Genetics Inc. on two genes linked to increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
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