court ruling California Court Temporarily Stops State From Barring Other Labs Performing Trisomy Screenings A California court barred the state's Department of Public Health from enacting a new requirement that only select labs perform trisomy screening in the state. Ravgen Wins $273M Award in Patent Infringement Suit Against Labcorp Ravgen has sued a number of companies for infringing its intellectual property including Roche, Myriad Genetics, and PerkinElmer. Court Grants Bio-Rad Permanent Injunction Against 10x Genomics The exact restrictions the injunction will place on 10x are not yet determined. 10x will also have to pay Bio-Rad additional damages, plus interest. South Carolina Supreme Court Decision Deals Blow to Plaintiff in Quest Wrongful Death Suit The court's ruling that Quest was acting as a licensed healthcare provider could affect the statute of limitations in the suit. In CRISPR Patent Battle, U of California Downed by Doudna's Own Words Premium The Broad Institute's lawyers used statements from Jennifer Doudna to undermine UC's case that one could expect CRISPR/Cas9 to work in eukaryotic cells. Feb 16, 2017 Broad Institute Wins CRISPR Patent Interference; IP Fight Not Over Oct 7, 2015 Australian High Court Rules Against Myriad's BRCA1 Patent Claims Jun 13, 2013 US Supreme Court Strikes Down Gene Patents but Allows Patenting of Synthetic DNA Mar 27, 2013 Court Denies Illumina Appeal to Reconsider Ruling in Patent Suit Against Complete Genomics Mar 5, 2013 German Court Finds Waters Infringed Agilent Patent Feb 15, 2013 Australia Federal Court Dismisses Cancer Patients' Challenge to Myriad's Gene Patent Nov 26, 2012 Court to Reconsider Part of Ruling in Illumina, Complete Genomics IP Suit Nov 19, 2012 Court Dismisses Dissident Shareholder Lawsuit Against Vermillion Aug 30, 2012 Federal Court Rules Helicos Patent Invalid; Company Reaches Payment Agreement with Lenders Mar 20, 2012 Supreme Court Strikes Down Prometheus Patents Jun 6, 2011 Supreme Court Rules for Roche, Clarifies Bayh-Dole Jun 17, 2010 Myriad Appeals Decision Invalidating BRCA Patents Mar 30, 2010 Myriad Shares Fall Following Court Decision Breaking News Bio-Rad Laboratories, Cytek Biosciences Partner on Flow Cytometry Reagents Tecan Inks Deals for NGS Library Prep System With Element Biosciences, Singular Genomics Genomenon, Flagship Biosciences Partner on Biomarker Discovery, Companion Dx Development Velsera to Integrate Arima Genomics Gene Fusion Test in Pierian Clinical Platform Evonetix Raises $24M in Extended Series B Funding Round The Scan Study Points to Tuberculosis Protection by Gaucher Disease Mutation A mutation linked to Gaucher disease in the Ashkenazi Jewish population appears to boost Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance in a zebrafish model of the lysosomal storage condition, a new PNAS study finds. SpliceVault Portal Provides Look at RNA Splicing Changes Linked to Genetic Variants The portal, described in Nature Genetics, houses variant-related messenger RNA splicing insights drawn from RNA sequencing data in nearly 335,700 samples — a set known as the 300K-RNA resource. Automated Sequencing Pipeline Appears to Allow Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Lineage Detection in Nevada Study Researchers in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describe and assess a Clear Labs Dx automated workflow, sequencing, and bioinformatic analysis method for quickly identifying SARS-CoV-2 lineages. UK Team Presents Genetic, Epigenetic Sequencing Method Using enzymatic DNA preparation steps, researchers in Nature Biotechnology develop a strategy for sequencing DNA, along with 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, on existing sequencers.