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Dismayed Bio-Rad Claims PCR Suit With ABI Settled

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (GenomeWeb News) - Bio-Rad Laboratories said on Friday that it has settled its suit with Applied Biosystems regarding PCR thermal cycler technology, and that it is "dismayed" by ABI's statement one day earlier claiming that a US court has barred Bio-Rad and MJ Research from making or selling PCR thermal cyclers that infringe patents held by Applera.

 

Bio-Rad said it believes it had reached a settlement with ABI "and this fact has been communicated to the Court by both parties," according to a statement. The settlement, in conjunction with an existing license held by Bio-Rad, allows MJ Research to continue selling its products, according to Bio-Rad.

The Scan

Unique Germline Variants Found Among Black Prostate Cancer Patients

Through an exome sequencing study appearing in JCO Precision Oncology, researchers have found unique pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants within a cohort of Black prostate cancer patients.

Analysis of Endogenous Parvoviral Elements Found Within Animal Genomes

Researchers at PLOS Biology have examined the coevolution of endogenous parvoviral elements and animal genomes to gain insight into using the viruses as gene therapy vectors.

Saliva Testing Can Reveal Mosaic CNVs Important in Intellectual Disability

An Australian team has compared the yield of chromosomal microarray testing of both blood and saliva samples for syndromic intellectual disability in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

Octopus Brain Complexity Linked to MicroRNA Expansions

Investigators saw microRNA gene expansions coinciding with complex brains when they analyzed certain cephalopod transcriptomes, as they report in Science Advances.