Hitting the road after suffering a setback in an ongoing patent dispute with Affymetrix, Illumina CEO Jay Flatley told investors at two conferences last week that the official outcome in the case is “insufficiently determinable” and said the firm will try to invalidate the IP at the heart of the dispute.
 
The company will also try to prove that Affymetrix is guilty of inequitable conduct, unfair competition, and of violating US anti-trust regulations.
 

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.