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Applied Biosystems late last month sued its former chief patent counsel and Solexa claiming that it, and not Solexa, owns several patents relating to sequencing-by-ligation, the technology used by the Agencourt next-generation sequencing system it plans to launch this summer.
 

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.