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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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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.