The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals are suing the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and the University of Massachusetts, "alleging that they had 'usurped' inventions that 'rightfully belong to Max Planck,'" reports Science Insider.

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