fraud BGI Sues Illumina for Antitrust Violation, Claims Firm Obtained Sequencing Patents Through Fraud In their complaint the plaintiffs claimed Illumina fraudulently obtained two US patents by concealing a reference from the patent office. FDA Warns Consumers About Fraudulent At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits The US Food and Drug Administration said it plans to aggressively pursue companies selling unproven products for diagnosing, preventing, or treating COVID-19. UTC Labs, Principals Agree to Pay $42.6M in PGx Testing Fraud Case According to the DOJ, the company also accepted a 25-year ban on participating in any federal healthcare program. Myriad Genetics Settles Improper Medicare Billing Complaint for $9.1M The company decided to settle the complaint in order to avoid "lengthy and distracting litigation," but denies any wrongdoing. GenomeDx Biosciences to Pay $2M to Settle Allegations of Improper Medicare Billing The federal government said GenomeDx billed Medicare for its Decipher Biopsy prostate cancer genome classifier on behalf of patients who didn't need the test. Oct 8, 2018 Investors Sue Illumina for Fraud in Connection With Q3 2016 Earnings Results Sep 28, 2017 Alere Settles With SEC for $13M May 15, 2017 OIG Tracking Fraud, Inappropriate Use Within Rapidly Growing Genetic Testing Industry Premium Jun 23, 2015 Despite Retraction, Researchers Still Concerned Sequencing Study Data was Fabricated Premium Apr 2, 2015 Federal Court OKs Celera's $23M Settlement with Former Shareholders Feb 9, 2012 Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against China Medical Technologies Alleging Artificial Stock Inflation Sep 2, 2011 Sequenom Avoids Fine from SEC, Enters Cease-and-Desist Order Feb 25, 2011 Signal Genetics Adds Precision Therapeutics to Suit Jul 14, 2010 Former Sequenom Exec Pleads Guilty; Sentencing Scheduled for August Feb 24, 2010 Transgenomic Files Suit Against Power3 Alleging Fraud, Slander Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.