This article was originally published on June 29.

The Max Planck Society, Max Plank Innovation, and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals are suing a trio of Massachusetts research institutions for allegedly breaching their contractual and fiduciary duties in prosecuting patents surrounding RNA interference technology.

The complaint, filed late last week in Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston, names as defendants the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Massachusetts.

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A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.

Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.

NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.

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