Weekly Roundup: CRISPR-Cas9 patent case concludes, Mark Zuckerberg’s 5,000 word letter to global community

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 24:  Laureate Professor Jennifer Doudna (for reinventing genetic research - she's from USA) attends the "L'Oreal-UNESCO Awards 2016 For Women in Science International", hosted by Fondation l'Oreal at Maison de la Mutualite on March 24, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images for Fondation L'oreal) This week, the CRISPR-Cas9 patent case came to a close, an encrypted messaging app went open source and Facebook announced some big changes to its video product. These are some of the notable stories in tech from this week. You can also receive this post as a weekly newsletter, delivered to your inbox on Saturday mornings. 1. A judge has determined that CRISPR-Cas9 patents belong to the… Read More

What Zuck’s letter didn’t say

Mark Zuckerberg Disrupt He might not want to run for office any time soon, but Mark Zuckerberg has perfected the time-honored political art of talking a lot without saying anything.
In a sprawling letter consisting mostly of feel-good mumbo jumbo and a light sprinkling of feature ideas, the Facebook visionary laid out 5,700 words worth of nonspecific stuff that sounds nice. Like fellow Facebook feel-gooder Sheryl… Read More