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One week after a patent infringement trial filed by Affymetrix against Illumina began, a jury for the US District Court for the District of Delaware has said that Illumina infringed all five Affymetrix patents at issue in the case and has awarded Affymetrix $16.7 million in damages.

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Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

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