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The US Securities and Exchange Commission charged Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of Theranos, with fraud.

The deal ends an investigation by the SEC into certain accounting practices by Alere's foreign subsidiaries. The company also consented to a cease-and-desist order. 

Federal investigators have searched the offices of Proove Biosciences, Stat News reports.

With data analytics and more specific billing codes, the government has improved its ability to identify medically unnecessary genetic testing and other fraudulent activity.

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A major funding agency in China is cracking down on peer-review scams, ScienceInsider reports.

Experts believe that data in the single-molecule sequencing study published two years ago in Nature Nanotechnology was computer-generated.

The preliminary approval is the penultimate step to bringing to a close a class action lawsuit accusing Celera of making false and misleading statements about its finances.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investors are suing China Medical Technologies alleging the firm engaged in actions that artificially inflated its stock in violation of US securities law.

Signal filed its suit against Med BioGene earlier this month alleging a breach of agreement, violation of a confidentiality agreement, and misuse of proprietary information, among other charges.

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Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.