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Applera, MDS, and ABI/MDS Scientific Sue Thermo Electron Over Mass Spec Patent

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (GenomeWeb News) - Applera, MDS, and Applied Biosystems/MDS Scientific Instruments have jointly filed a patent infringement complaint against Thermo Electron in US District Court for the District of Delaware.


The suit alleges that Thermo's mass spectrometer systems infringe US Patent No. 4,963,736, Thermo said in a statement released Wednesday, adding that the Waltham, Mass.-based company believes the primary focus of the lawsuit is Thermo's triple quadrupole mass spectrometers, which represent approximately 1 percent of its annual revenues.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.