NEW YORK, March 29 – Invitrogen said Thursday it has settled pending patent infringement suits against Promega and two other competitors, New England Biolabs and Display Systems Biotech, in which Invitrogen alleged that its competitors had infringed on its patents for modified reverse transcriptase enzymes with low RNase activity.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.