A former employee of Cofactor Genomics, a contract research organization that provides sequencing and bioinformatics services, is bringing a gender discrimination suit against the company that covers charges of sexual harassment and allegations of a cover-up.

The plaintiff, Grace Mueller, is claiming that her former supervisor, Paul Washburn, forced her to have sexually explicit conversations with him and that when she reported it, she was threatened and forced to lie.

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