Many marine organisms have evolved unique and rare adaptations to allow them to survive in some of the most extreme and varied environments on earth. The genetic sequences responsible for these traits could have applications in anything from pharmaceuticals to biofuels. In a paper published in Science Advances Nereus researchers Robert Blasiak, Colette C. Wabnitz and Henrik Österblom found that one company owns half of patented marine genetic material. Read more in AAAS, The Scientist, Popular Science and The Independent. Or listen to a BBC Podcast (start 10 minutes in). Click any of the images below to read or listen.