NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – 23andMe sued rival Ancestry.com on Friday in a California federal district court, alleging infringement of its patented method of identifying relatives in a database and of false advertising. The company also asked the court to nullify the trademarked "ancestry" logotype.

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The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

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