The State University of New York, dermatology company Galderma, and New York University last week sued generic drug manufacturer Mylan Pharmaceuticals for allegedly infringing four patents related to Oracea, Galderma's orally administered treatment for rosacea.

Although SUNY and NYU's financial stake in the proceedings is unclear, they are seeking to protect a royalty stream that dates back to a 1992 licensing agreement with Galderma predecessor Collagenix Pharmaceuticals for some of the patents protecting Oracea, which exceeded $50 million in sales in 2007.

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360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.

The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.

Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.

In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.