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Illumina is suing Life Technologies for allegedly infringing one of its bead arrays patents, Bloomberg reports. Illumina says Life Tech's Ion Personal Genome Machine and Ion OneTouch System infringe its US Patent No. 7,060,431, which covers a method of "making and decoding of array sensors with microspheres," as the company said in its complaint.

Our sister publication GenomeWeb Daily News has more here.

The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.