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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.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.