Matt Velinder is a Colorado-native currently earning his PhD in the Department of Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah. He received a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Gonzaga University in 2010. In his free time, he can be found mountain biking, hiking and skiing around Utah.
Last week’s Supreme Court ruling threatens Myriad’s patent on breast cancer causing genes. But fuzzy interpretations about what types of DNA are patentable means the battle is far from over.
Around 3.5 million years ago, our primate ancestors made a shift in their diet that some scientists believe set them on course for human evolution. The findings were reported in a series of studies published this week in the Proceedings for the National Academy of Sciences.