Life Technologies asked a Tennessee court this month to invalidate a patent held by Vanderbilt University and licensed by Oxford Biomedical Research, and to rule that Life Tech does not infringe the IP.

Life Technologies' suit, the latest maneuver in a six-year-old legal dispute, comes three months after a similar complaint it filed in a Wisconsin court ended with the court dismissing Vanderbilt from the proceedings for lack of personal jurisdiction.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.