NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and MIT spinout E8 Pharmaceuticals have filed a lawsuit against Navigenics that alleges the consumer genomics firm is infringing a genotyping patent that was issued to MIT and licensed to E8.

The suit is the second that MIT and E8 have filed regarding US Patent No. 6,703,228, "Methods and products related to genotyping and DNA analysis," which was issued in 2004 and covers the use of SNPs to perform high-throughput genome scans.

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